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Visit Thou: highlights and tourist information

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Thou is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 43 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Thou is 161 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Sancerre at 17 km and Aubigny-sur-Nere at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Thou, 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 Thou in Centre-Loire Valley.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Thou


Markets in and near Thou

  • Vailly-sur-Sauldre: market Friday (4km)
  • Henrichemont: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saint-Satur: market Thursday (17km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Loire: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (18km)
  • Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (20km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire: market Thursday (20km)
  • Briare: market Friday (25km)
  • Gien: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Bleneau: market Tuesday (37km)

More information about Thou, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Thou, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (40km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Thou

Canton: Vailly-sur-Sauldre

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18260

Distance to Thou

from Bourges (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 161 km

from Calais: 396 km

from Nice: 548 km

from Bordeaux: 381 km

from Strasbourg: 400 km

Getting here

Thou 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 Thou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dampierre-en-Crot, Jars, Le Noyer, Sury-Es-Bois, Vailly-sur-Sauldre and Villegenon.

This page in French: Visiter Thou

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