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Thenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thenay in Indre

Photo is of Argenton-sur-Creuse at 8 km from Thenay

Visit Thenay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Argenton-sur-Creuse at 8 km and Gargilesse-Dampierre at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Thenay, 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 Thenay in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction west), in the Vienne department

The pretty village of Angles sur l'Anglin and the river...

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide


at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 43 km (direction east)

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

See La Chatre guide


Heritage Site at 44 km (direction west), in the Vienne department

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, certainly the...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 44 km (direction south), in the Creuse department

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

See La Souterraine guide


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

Although it is quite a small town, there is a lot...

See Montmorillon guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vienne department

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the...

See La Roche-Posay guide


at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the...

See Le-Dorat guide

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

Map of places to visit near Thenay


Markets in and near Thenay

  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (1km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (9km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (27km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (28km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (28km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (30km)
  • Palluau-sur-Indre: market Sunday (36km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (41km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (43km)

More information about Thenay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Thenay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (30km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (16km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Thenay is in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Thenay is 257 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thenay

Canton: Saint-Gaultier

Arrondissement: Blanc

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36800

Distance to Thenay

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 257 km

from Calais: 481 km

from Nice: 562 km

from Bordeaux: 253 km

from Strasbourg: 521 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 Thenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chasseneuil, Chitray, Pont-Chretien-Chabenet, Rivarennes and Saint-Gaultier.

This page in French: Visiter Thenay

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