Marcais tourism and travel guide

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Visit Marcais: highlights and tourist information

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Marcais is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 43 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Marcais is 240 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 17 km and Saint-Chartier at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marcais, 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 Marcais 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 Marcais

Markets in and near Marcais

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (16km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (20km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (34km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (40km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (40km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (41km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (43km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (43km)

More information about Marcais, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Marcais, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Marcais.

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (44km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (9km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (15km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (5km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (13km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (32km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (33km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (28km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (59km)
  • Montmarault (62km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (11km)
  • Issoudun (40km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Marcais

Canton: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18170

Distance to Marcais

from Bourges (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 240 km

from Calais: 474 km

from Nice: 508 km

from Bordeaux: 308 km

from Strasbourg: 454 km

Getting here

Marcais 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 Marcais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcomps, Ardenais, Loye-sur-Arnon, Morlac, Nozieres and Orcenais.

This page in French: Visiter Marcais