Saint-Chartier tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Take a stroll through the grounds of the castle here in the quiet town of Saint-Chartier

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Chartier. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Chartier travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Chartier in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chatre at 7 km and Chateauroux at 28 km.

Saint-Chartier, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction west-south-west)

The 18th century French manor house where George Sand lived is the...

See Nohant-Vic guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 7 km (direction south)

La Chatre is a small town and quick to explore - before...

See La Chatre guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

A little remote from the main tourist routes, Chateauroux is quite a...

See Chateauroux guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Issoudun guide


at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 58 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 58 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 58 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it also has a...

See Bourges guide


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

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each...

See Montlucon guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 59 km (direction south-west), in the Creuse department

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Chartier

  • Lignieres: market Monday (19km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (20km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (28km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (33km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (36km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (38km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (40km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (41km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (42km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (43km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Chartier, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (14km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (3km)
  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (28km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (38km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (2km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (18km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (31km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (39km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (44km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Eguzon-Chantome (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Chartier is in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Saint-Chartier is 247 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Chartier

Canton: Châtre

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36400

Distance to Saint-Chartier

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 247 km

from Calais: 478 km

from Nice: 528 km

from Bordeaux: 283 km

from Strasbourg: 483 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 Saint-Chartier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lourouer-Saint-Laurent, Montgivray, Montipouret, Nohant-Vic, Sarzay and Verneuil-sur-Igneraie.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Chartier


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