Lere tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lere in Cher

Visit Lere: highlights and tourist information

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Lere is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 56 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Lere is 159 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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

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

Lere is in the center of France. 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