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La Perche tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Herisson at 18 km from La Perche

Visit La Perche: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 18 km and Culan at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Perche, 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 Perche in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 18 km (direction south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Culan guide


at 34 km (direction south), in the Allier department

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

See Montlucon guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 45 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 46 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 47 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


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

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of the...

See Souvigny guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 51 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 51 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 59 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating...

See Nevers guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Perche


Markets in and near La Perche

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (27km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (29km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (30km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (32km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (33km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (34km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (37km)

More information about La Perche, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near La Perche, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (14km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (26km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (14km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (27km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (33km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (11km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (11km)
  • Issoudun (56km)

Geography and distances

La Perche is in the center of France at 51 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: La Perche is 247 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Perche

Canton: Saulzais-le-Potier

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18200

Distance to La Perche

from Bourges (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 482 km

from Nice: 492 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 444 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 Perche from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ainay-le-Vieil, Braize, Coust, Drevant, La Celette, La Groutte, Letelon, Meaulne, Saulzais-le-Potier and Urcay.

This page in French: Visiter La Perche

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