Orcenais tourism and travel guide

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Visit Orcenais: highlights and tourist information

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Orcenais is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 41 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Orcenais is 238 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 20 km and Herisson at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orcenais, 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 Orcenais 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 Orcenais

Markets in and near Orcenais

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (19km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (21km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (24km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (33km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (39km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (40km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (41km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (41km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (41km)

More information about Orcenais, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Orcenais, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Orcenais.

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (4km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (20km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (8km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (18km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (36km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (37km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (24km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (60km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (6km)
  • Issoudun (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Orcenais

Canton: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18200

Distance to Orcenais

from Bourges (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 238 km

from Calais: 472 km

from Nice: 506 km

from Bordeaux: 313 km

from Strasbourg: 449 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcomps, Bouzais, Bruere-Allichamps, Farges-Allichamps, La Celle, Marcais, Nozieres, Orval and Saint-Georges-de-Poisieux.

This page in French: Visiter Orcenais