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Poulaines tourism and travel guide

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Visit Poulaines: highlights and tourist information

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Poulaines is situated in the Indre department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Poulaines is 196 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Valencay at 7 km and Chateau de Valencay at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Poulaines, 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 Poulaines 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 Indre

Map of places to visit near Poulaines

Markets in and near Poulaines

  • Valencay: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Chabris: market Saturday (11km)
  • Gievres: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (14km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Selles-sur-Cher: market Thursday all day (16km)
  • Langon: market Friday (19km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (20km)
  • Mennetou-sur-Cher: market Thursday (20km)
  • Chatres-sur-Cher: market Tuesday (22km)

More information about Poulaines, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Poulaines, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (12km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (14km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (26km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Poulaines

Canton: Saint-Christophe-en-Bazelle

Arrondissement: Issoudun

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36210

Distance to Poulaines

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 196 km

from Calais: 422 km

from Nice: 581 km

from Bordeaux: 310 km

from Strasbourg: 481 km

Getting here

Poulaines is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Poulaines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aize, Buxeuil, Saint-Christophe-en-Bazelle and Sainte-Cecile.

This page in French: Visiter Poulaines

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