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Lye tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lye in Indre

Photo is of Valencay at 10 km from Lye

Visit Lye: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Valencay at 10 km and Chateau de Valencay at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lye, 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 Lye in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Valencay

Valencay

at 10 km (direction south-east)

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

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 10 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide
Montresor

Montresor

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle...

See Montresor guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the Loire castles,...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
 
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Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across the river and...

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont,...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Loches

Loches

at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting place...

See Loches guide
Blois

Blois

at 41 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and...

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 41 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau de...

See Chateau de Blois guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard in Amboise is the first Renaissance...

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da Vinci and you...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Amboise

Amboise

at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise, you will...

See Amboise guide
Chateau d'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens and a lovely...

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds all...

See Chateau de Chambord guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lye

 
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Markets in and near Lye

  • Noyers-sur-Cher: market Sunday (8km)
  • Selles-sur-Cher: market Thursday all day (8km)
  • Saint-Aignan: market Saturday all day (9km)
  • Valencay: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Chabris: market Saturday (14km)
  • Gievres: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Monthou-sur-Cher: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Contres: market Friday (21km)
  • Pontlevoy: market Thursday (24km)
  • Romorantin-Lanthenay: market Wednesday all day & Saturday & Friday (25km)

Hotels near Lye

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Tourist attractions near Lye, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (46km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (26km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (26km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau (32km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (35km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (36km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (9km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (49km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lye is in the eastern-center of France at 49 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Lye is 192 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lye

Canton: Valençay

Arrondissement: Châteauroux

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36600

Distance to Lye

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 192 km

from Calais: 415 km

from Nice: 598 km

from Bordeaux: 309 km

from Strasbourg: 491 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 Lye from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chatillon-sur-Cher, Fontguenand, La Vernelle, Meusnes, Noyers-sur-Cher, Seigy, Selles-sur-Cher and Villentrois.

This page in French: Visiter Lye

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