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Maisonnais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Maisonnais in Cher

Photo is of Culan at 14 km from Maisonnais

Visit Maisonnais: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 14 km and Saint-Chartier at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Maisonnais, 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 Maisonnais in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Culan guide


at 18 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 19 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 19 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 45 km (direction south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Montlucon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

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

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 51 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bourges guide

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

Map of places to visit near Maisonnais


Markets in and near Maisonnais

  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (9km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (13km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (32km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (38km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (38km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (39km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (40km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (44km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (45km)

More information about Maisonnais, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Maisonnais, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (32km)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (18km)
  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (61km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (16km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (22km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (23km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (0km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (13km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (19km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (39km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

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

Geographical Information

Commune: Maisonnais

Canton: Châtelet

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18170

Distance to Maisonnais

from Bourges (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 480 km

from Nice: 513 km

from Bordeaux: 295 km

from Strasbourg: 468 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 Maisonnais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beddes, Le Chatelet, Rezay, Saint-Jeanvrin, Saint-Pierre-les-Bois and Vicq-Exemplet.

This page in French: Visiter Maisonnais

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