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Saint-Symphorien tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Symphorien in Cher

Photo is of Issoudun at 29 km from Saint-Symphorien

Visit Saint-Symphorien: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Symphorien is situated in the Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

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

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!



at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 29 km (direction south)

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

See Culan guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bourges guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

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

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

See La Chatre guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


at 47 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateauroux guide

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

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

What to do at Saint-Symphorien? 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

Saint-Symphorien is in the center of France at 31 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Saint-Symphorien is 227 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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