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Saint-Germain-Des-Bois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bourges Cathedral at 19 km from Saint-Germain-Des-Bois

Visit Saint-Germain-Des-Bois: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain-Des-Bois is situated in the Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourges Cathedral at 19 km and Bourges at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Germain-Des-Bois, 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 Saint-Germain-Des-Bois in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 35 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Culan guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nievre department

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

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide


at 55 km (direction north-east)

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous wines...

See Sancerre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-Des-Bois


Markets in and near Saint-Germain-Des-Bois

  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (18km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (27km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (28km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (34km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (36km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (37km)

More information about Saint-Germain-Des-Bois, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-Des-Bois, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (10km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (10km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (17km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (22km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (19km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (29km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (35km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (21km)
  • Issoudun (34km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-Des-Bois is in the center of France at 19 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-Des-Bois is 216 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-Des-Bois

Canton: Dun-sur-Auron

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18340

Distance to Saint-Germain-Des-Bois

from Bourges (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 216 km

from Calais: 451 km

from Nice: 519 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 438 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 Saint-Germain-Des-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Contres, Levet, Sennecay, Serruelles and Vorly.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-Des-Bois

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