Thizay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thizay in Indre

Photo is of Issoudun at 9 km from Thizay

Visit Thizay: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoudun at 9 km and Chateauroux at 19 km.

Thizay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Issoudun guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 29 km (direction south)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
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La Chatre

La Chatre

at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 39 km (direction north-west)

The renaissance style castle and formal gardens make the Chateau de Valencay...

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 39 km (direction north-west)

The castle is the main attraction in Valencay, but we also suggest...

See Valencay guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 42 km (direction east-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 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 45 km (direction south-west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction south-west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 51 km (direction 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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Map of places to visit near Thizay


Markets in and near Thizay

  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (9km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (19km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (23km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (24km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (26km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (27km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (28km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (36km)

More information about Thizay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Thizay, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (35km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (32km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (43km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (43km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (24km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (29km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (37km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (42km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (21km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (57km)

Geography and distances

Thizay is in the eastern-center of France at 19 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Thizay is 220 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thizay

Canton: Issoudun-Sud

Arrondissement: Issoudun

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36100

Distance to Thizay

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 220 km

from Calais: 450 km

from Nice: 549 km

from Bordeaux: 299 km

from Strasbourg: 475 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 Thizay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Conde, Neuvy-Pailloux, Saint-Aoustrille, Saint-Valentin and Sainte-Fauste.

This page in French: Visiter Thizay


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