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Parnay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Parnay in Cher

Photo is of Bourges Cathedral at 29 km from Parnay

Visit Parnay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourges Cathedral at 29 km and Bourges at 29 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Parnay, 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 Parnay in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Culan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east)

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and leads...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


at 42 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating...

See Nevers guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Nievre department

In La Charité-sur-Loire you can visit the abbey church and other...

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-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 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of...

See Souvigny guide

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

Map of places to visit near Parnay


Markets in and near Parnay

  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (4km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (29km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (30km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (31km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (32km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (42km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (43km)

More information about Parnay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Parnay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (4km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (13km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (48km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (26km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (29km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (36km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (26km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (14km)
  • Issoudun (45km)

Geography and distances

Parnay is in the center of France at 29 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Parnay is 224 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Parnay

Canton: Dun-sur-Auron

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18130

Distance to Parnay

from Bourges (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 224 km

from Calais: 459 km

from Nice: 507 km

from Bordeaux: 331 km

from Strasbourg: 433 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 Parnay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bussy, Dun-sur-Auron, Le Pondy and Verneuil.

This page in French: Visiter Parnay

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