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Poulaines tourism and travel guide

Photo of Poulaines in Indre

Photo is of Valencay at 7 km from Poulaines

Visit Poulaines: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!



at 7 km (direction west)

The castle is the main attraction in Valencay, but...

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 8 km (direction west)

The renaissance style castle and formal gardens make the Chateau...

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Issoudun guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old...

See Montresor guide


at 38 km (direction south)

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

See Chateauroux guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide


at 42 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across the river and...

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont,...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide


at 54 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive...

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 54 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the...

See Chateau de Blois guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 56 km (direction south-west)

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

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide

... 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

Poulaines is in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Poulaines is 196 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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