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La Champenoise tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Champenoise in Indre

Photo is of Issoudun at 15 km from La Champenoise

Visit La Champenoise: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoudun at 15 km and Chateauroux at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Champenoise, 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 Champenoise in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 15 km (direction east)

There are few important monuments here in Issoudun, but we enjoyed a...

See Issoudun guide


at 17 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Valencay guide


at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

La Chatre is a small town and quick to...

See La Chatre guide


at 44 km (direction south-west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 48 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 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Champenoise


Markets in and near La Champenoise

  • Vatan: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (15km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (15km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (17km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (23km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (24km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (29km)
  • Valencay: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (34km)

More information about La Champenoise, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near La Champenoise, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (38km)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (15km)
  • George Sand House (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (15km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (36km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (46km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (15km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (48km)

Geography and distances

La Champenoise is in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: La Champenoise is 217 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Champenoise

Canton: Issoudun-Nord

Arrondissement: Issoudun

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36100

Distance to La Champenoise

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 217 km

from Calais: 446 km

from Nice: 559 km

from Bordeaux: 298 km

from Strasbourg: 481 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 La Champenoise from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brion and Saint-Valentin.

This page in French: Visiter La Champenoise

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