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Parnac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Parnac in Indre

Photo is of Saint-Benoit-du-Sault at 4 km from Parnac

Visit Parnac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Benoit-du-Sault at 4 km and Gargilesse-Dampierre at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Parnac, 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 Parnac in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village'...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 24 km (direction south-south-east), in the Creuse department

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

See La Souterraine guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the...

See Le-Dorat guide


at 44 km (direction west), in the Vienne department

Although it is quite a small town, there is...

See Montmorillon guide


at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateauroux guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 44 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide


Heritage Site at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vienne department

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, certainly...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

See Bellac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Parnac


Markets in and near Parnac

  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (20km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (35km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (44km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (44km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (44km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (44km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (45km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (46km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (46km)

More information about Parnac, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Parnac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (15km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Parnac is in the eastern-center of France at 44 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Parnac is 276 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Parnac

Canton: Saint-Benoît-du-Sault

Arrondissement: Blanc

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36170

Distance to Parnac

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 276 km

from Calais: 501 km

from Nice: 550 km

from Bordeaux: 239 km

from Strasbourg: 529 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 Parnac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chatre-Langlin, Roussines, Sacierges-Saint-Martin, Saint-Benoit-du-Sault, Saint-Civran and Saint-Gilles.

This page in French: Visiter Parnac

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