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Meillant tourism and travel guide

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Visit Meillant: highlights and tourist information

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Meillant is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 34 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Meillant is 231 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 29 km and Bourges Cathedral at 34 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Meillant, 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 Meillant 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 Meillant


Markets in and near Meillant

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (12km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (26km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (31km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (33km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (34km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (35km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (37km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (42km)

More information about Meillant, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Meillant, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (5km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (6km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (47km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (17km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (27km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (34km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (43km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (45km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (23km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (55km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (6km)
  • Issoudun (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Meillant

Canton: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18200

Distance to Meillant

from Bourges (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 231 km

from Calais: 466 km

from Nice: 506 km

from Bordeaux: 323 km

from Strasbourg: 440 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arpheuilles, La Celle, Nozieres and Uzay-le-Venon.

This page in French: Visiter Meillant

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