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Montgivray tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montgivray in Indre

Photo is of La Chatre at 2 km from Montgivray

Visit Montgivray: highlights and tourist information

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Montgivray is situated in the Indre department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chatre at 2 km and Nohant-Vic at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montgivray, 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 Montgivray in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

La Chatre

La Chatre

at 2 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 4 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 5 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 29 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 35 km (direction west)

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse,...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Issoudun guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 56 km (direction south-west), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional...

See La Souterraine guide


at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Montlucon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montgivray


Markets in and near Montgivray

  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (17km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (22km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (31km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (33km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (35km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (39km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (42km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (43km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (43km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (48km)

More information about Montgivray, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Montgivray, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (13km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (3km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (30km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (40km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (4km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (18km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (32km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (35km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (40km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Montgivray is in the eastern-center of France at 32 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Montgivray is 252 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montgivray

Canton: Châtre

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36400

Distance to Montgivray

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 252 km

from Calais: 483 km

from Nice: 525 km

from Bordeaux: 279 km

from Strasbourg: 485 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into a Paris airport and drive from there or arrive in a cross-channel port with Le Havre and Caen about 3-4 hours distance in the car. For driving distances to Montgivray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Briantes, La Chatre, Lacs, Le Magny, Lourouer-Saint-Laurent, Nohant-Vic, Saint-Chartier, Sarzay and Verneuil-sur-Igneraie.

This page in French: Visiter Montgivray

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