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Lacs tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lacs in Indre

Photo is of La Chatre at 3 km from Lacs

Visit Lacs: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chatre at 3 km and Nohant-Vic at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lacs, 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 Lacs in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

La Chatre

La Chatre

at 3 km (direction west)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 8 km (direction north-west)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 8 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 25 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Issoudun guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction west-south-west)

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village'...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


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

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

See Montlucon guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional...

See La Souterraine guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lacs


Markets in and near Lacs

  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (14km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (22km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (30km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (35km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (38km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (41km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (46km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (47km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (52km)

More information about Lacs, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Lacs, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (17km)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (6km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (29km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (38km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (38km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (8km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (16km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (29km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (31km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Lacs is in the eastern-center of France at 36 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Lacs is 254 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lacs

Canton: Châtre

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36400

Distance to Lacs

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 254 km

from Calais: 485 km

from Nice: 521 km

from Bordeaux: 280 km

from Strasbourg: 483 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 Lacs from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Briantes, La Chatre, La Motte-Feuilly, Le Magny, Lourouer-Saint-Laurent, Montgivray, Montlevicq and Thevet-Saint-Julien.

This page in French: Visiter Lacs

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