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Lere tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lere in Cher

Photo is of Sancerre at 16 km from Lere

Visit Lere: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sancerre at 16 km and Briare at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lere, 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 Lere in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the...

See Sancerre guide


at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in the...

See Briare guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Yonne department

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval...

See Guedelon guide


at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across the...

See Gien guide


at 33 km (direction west)

It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain the...

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

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

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

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide


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

The Collegiale Saint-Martin is the principal monument here in the...

See Clamecy guide


at 56 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 56 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 56 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide
Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

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

Fans of romanesque architecture will appreciate the many period...

See Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey guide


at 61 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lere


Markets in and near Lere

  • Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (8km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Loire: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Saint-Satur: market Thursday (15km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire: market Thursday (16km)
  • Vailly-sur-Sauldre: market Friday (17km)
  • Briare: market Friday (23km)
  • Saint-Fargeau: market Friday (24km)
  • Bleneau: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Gien: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

More information about Lere, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Lere, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (35km)
  • Arboretum national des Barres (41km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Lere is in the center of France at 56 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Lere is 159 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lere

Canton: Léré

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18240

Distance to Lere

from Bourges (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 159 km

from Calais: 394 km

from Nice: 541 km

from Bordeaux: 395 km

from Strasbourg: 383 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 Lere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleville-sur-Loire, Boulleret, La Celle-sur-Loire, Myennes, Neuvy-sur-Loire, Savigny-en-Sancerre and Sury-Pres-Lere.

This page in French: Visiter Lere

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