Issoudun tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: There are few important monuments here in Issoudun, but we enjoyed a stroll around the old town near the 'White Tower'

Issoudun is situated in the Indre department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Issoudun. For detailed visitor information see the Issoudun travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Issoudun include "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Issoudun in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateauroux at 28 km and Saint-Chartier at 33 km.

Issoudun, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

The castle and the 11th century Collegiale Notre-Dame are among several sights...

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

A little remote from the main tourist routes, Chateauroux is quite a...

See Chateauroux guide


at 33 km (direction south)

Take a stroll through the grounds of the castle here in the...

See Saint-Chartier guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

The Palais Jacques-Coeur is a charming medieval palace with impressive rooms and...

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide
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at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it also has a...

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

The cathedral in Bourges is a 13th century building with remarkable stonework...

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 35 km (direction south)

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand lived is the...

See Nohant-Vic guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

The renaissance style castle and formal gardens make the Chateau de Valencay...

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

The castle is the main attraction in Valencay, but we also suggest...

See Valencay guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 41 km (direction south)

La Chatre is a small town and quick to explore - before...

See La Chatre guide


at 52 km (direction south-east), in the Cher department

The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the...

See Culan guide


at 54 km (direction south-west)

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse, and a very...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction south-west)

Gargilesse-Dampierre is a very small village, but also very pretty and in...

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide

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Markets in and near Issoudun

Market days in Issoudun: weekly market: Saturday all day;

  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (0km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (19km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (24km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (26km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (28km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (29km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Issoudun, France

What to do at Issoudun? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Issoudun.

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (42km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (35km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (43km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (26km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (34km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (35km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (38km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (20km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chateauroux (28km)
  • Veuil (40km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (46km)

Geography and distances

Issoudun is in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Issoudun is 214 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Issoudun

Canton: Issoudun

Arrondissement: Issoudun

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36100

Distance to Issoudun

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 214 km

from Calais: 445 km

from Nice: 548 km

from Bordeaux: 308 km

from Strasbourg: 467 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into a Paris airport and drive from there or arrive in a cross-channel port with Le Havre and Caen about 3-4 hours distance in the car. For driving distances to Issoudun from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chouday, Les Bordes and Saint-Aoustrille.

This page in French: Visiter Issoudun


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