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Menetou-Salon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Menetou-Salon in Cher

Photo is of Bourges at 18 km from Menetou-Salon

Visit Menetou-Salon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourges at 18 km and Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Menetou-Salon, 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 Menetou-Salon in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

The castle and the 11th century Collegiale Notre-Dame are among several...

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west)

It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain the...

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous...

See Sancerre guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 41 km (direction east), in the Nievre department

In La Charité-sur-Loire you can visit the abbey church and...

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 49 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loiret department

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in the...

See Briare guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loiret department

To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across...

See Gien guide


Most Beautiful Village at 58 km (direction east-south-east)

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating,...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide

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

Map of places to visit near Menetou-Salon


Markets in and near Menetou-Salon

  • Henrichemont: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (25km)
  • Vailly-sur-Sauldre: market Friday (28km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (28km)
  • Saint-Satur: market Thursday (30km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (33km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (38km)

More information about Menetou-Salon, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Menetou-Salon, France

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

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

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (26km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (30km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (18km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Menetou-Salon is in the center of France at 18 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Menetou-Salon is 180 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Menetou-Salon

Canton: Saint-Martin-d'Auxigny

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18510

Distance to Menetou-Salon

from Bourges (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 180 km

from Calais: 416 km

from Nice: 541 km

from Bordeaux: 356 km

from Strasbourg: 420 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 Menetou-Salon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acheres, Parassy, Quantilly, Saint-Georges-sur-Moulon, Saint-Martin-d'Auxigny, Saint-Palais, Soulangis and Vignoux-sous-les-Aix.

This page in French: Visiter Menetou-Salon

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