Saint-Symphorien tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Symphorien: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Symphorien is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 31 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Saint-Symphorien is 227 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoudun at 29 km and Culan at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Symphorien, 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-Symphorien in Centre-Loire Valley.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Symphorien

Markets in and near Saint-Symphorien

  • Lignieres: market Monday (12km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (21km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (21km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (28km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (29km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (36km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (44km)

More information about Saint-Symphorien, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Saint-Symphorien, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (45km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (4km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (12km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (14km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (34km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (19km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (20km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (31km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (37km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (18km)
  • Issoudun (28km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Symphorien

Canton: Châteauneuf-sur-Cher

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18190

Distance to Saint-Symphorien

from Bourges (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 227 km

from Calais: 461 km

from Nice: 520 km

from Bordeaux: 313 km

from Strasbourg: 452 km

Getting here

Saint-Symphorien 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 Saint-Symphorien from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chambon, Chateauneuf-sur-Cher, Chavannes, Crezancay-sur-Cher, Ineuil, Montlouis, Saint-Loup-Des-Chaumes, Vallenay and Venesmes.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Symphorien