Rians tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rians: highlights and tourist information

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Rians is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 20 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Rians is 187 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourges Cathedral at 20 km and Bourges at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rians, 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 Rians 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 Cher

Map of places to visit near Rians

Markets in and near Rians

  • Henrichemont: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (15km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Saint-Satur: market Thursday (25km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Vailly-sur-Sauldre: market Friday (30km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (34km)
  • Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (34km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (35km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (36km)

More information about Rians, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Rians, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Rians.

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

  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (34km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (34km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame-du-Pré (Donzy) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (20km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (45km)
  • Forgeneuve (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rians

Canton: Aix-d'Angillon

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18220

Distance to Rians

from Bourges (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 187 km

from Calais: 422 km

from Nice: 531 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 413 km

Getting here

Rians is in the center of France. 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 Rians from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubinges, Les Aix-d'Angillon, Montigny, Parassy, Saint-Ceols and Sainte-Solange.

This page in French: Visiter Rians