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Orcenais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orcenais in Cher

Photo is of Culan at 20 km from Orcenais

Visit Orcenais: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!



at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Culan guide


at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Allier department

The ruined castle and the historic centre along the banks of the...

See Herisson guide


at 35 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


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

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

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

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

See La Chatre guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Montlucon guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 54 km (direction east-north-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 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

What to do at Orcenais? 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

Orcenais is in the center of France at 41 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Orcenais is 238 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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