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Mereau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mereau in Cher

Photo is of Mehun-sur-Yevre at 13 km from Mereau

Visit Mereau: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mehun-sur-Yevre at 13 km and Issoudun at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Mereau, 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 Mereau in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 37 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 37 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 47 km (direction north-east)

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

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide


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

A little remote from the main tourist routes, Chateauroux is quite a...

See Chateauroux guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 58 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Chateau de Cheverny guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mereau


Markets in and near Mereau

  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (9km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (16km)
  • Chatres-sur-Cher: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Mennetou-sur-Cher: market Thursday (18km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Langon: market Friday (22km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (24km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (24km)

Hotels near Mereau

More information about Mereau, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Mereau, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (49km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (50km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (28km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (32km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (21km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Mereau is in the center of France at 28 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Mereau is 189 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mereau

Canton: Lury-sur-Arnon

Arrondissement: Vierzon

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18120

Distance to Mereau

from Bourges (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 189 km

from Calais: 421 km

from Nice: 560 km

from Bordeaux: 329 km

from Strasbourg: 453 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 Mereau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brinay, Cerbois, Chery, Lury-sur-Arnon, Massay and Saint-Hilaire-de-Court.

This page in French: Visiter Mereau

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