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La Celle tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Culan at 25 km from La Celle

Visit La Celle: highlights and tourist information

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La Celle is situated in the Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 25 km and Bourges Cathedral at 35 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Celle, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Celle in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Culan guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

The cathedral in Bourges is a 13th century building...

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Allier department

The ruined castle and the historic centre along the banks of the...

See Herisson guide


at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

There are few important monuments here in Issoudun, but...

See Issoudun guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Allier department

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each...

See Montlucon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 63 km (direction north-east), in the Nievre department

In La Charité-sur-Loire you can visit the abbey church...

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cher

Map of places to visit near La Celle


Markets in and near La Celle

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (16km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (20km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (29km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (29km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (36km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (38km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (40km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (41km)

Hotels near La Celle

More information about La Celle, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near La Celle, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (0km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (12km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (13km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (22km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (35km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (40km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (25km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (7km)
  • Issoudun (40km)

Geography and distances

La Celle is in the center of France at 35 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: La Celle is 232 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Celle

Canton: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18200

Distance to La Celle

from Bourges (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 232 km

from Calais: 467 km

from Nice: 509 km

from Bordeaux: 318 km

from Strasbourg: 445 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris and rent a car or drive from one of the channel ports such as Caen or Le Havre, a drive af about 2-3 hours. For driving distances to La Celle from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bruere-Allichamps, Farges-Allichamps, Meillant, Nozieres, Orcenais, Orval, Saint-Amand-Montrond, Saint-Loup-Des-Chaumes, Uzay-le-Venon and Vallenay.

This page in French: Visiter La Celle

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