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Niherne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Niherne in Indre

Photo is of Chateauroux at 10 km from Niherne

Visit Niherne: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateauroux at 10 km and Argenton-sur-Creuse at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Niherne, 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 Niherne in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Issoudun guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Valencay guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Chatre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle...

See Montresor guide


at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting place...

See Loches guide


at 61 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Niherne


Markets in and near Niherne

  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (3km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (10km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (13km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (17km)
  • Palluau-sur-Indre: market Sunday (23km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (24km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (27km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (28km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Indre: market Friday (34km)

Hotels near Niherne

More information about Niherne, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Niherne, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (25km)
  • George Sand House (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (25km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (30km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (33km)
  • Eguzon-Chantome (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Niherne is in the eastern-center of France at 10 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Niherne is 233 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Niherne

Canton: Châteauroux-Ouest

Arrondissement: Châteauroux

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36250

Distance to Niherne

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 233 km

from Calais: 459 km

from Nice: 566 km

from Bordeaux: 277 km

from Strasbourg: 502 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 Niherne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Maur, Villedieu-sur-Indre and Villers-les-Ormes.

This page in French: Visiter Niherne

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