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Photo is of Sancerre at 17 km from Thou

Visit Thou: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Sancerre

Sancerre

at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous...

See Sancerre guide
Aubigny-sur-Nere

Aubigny-sur-Nere

at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain...

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide
Briare

Briare

at 24 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loiret department

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in...

See Briare guide
Gien

Gien

at 29 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loiret department

To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across the...

See Gien guide
 
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La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Nievre department

In La Charité-sur-Loire you can visit the abbey church and other monastery...

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide
Guedelon

Guedelon

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Yonne department

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval castle...

See Guedelon guide
Bourges

Bourges

at 43 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 43 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 43 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide
Mehun-sur-Yevre

Mehun-sur-Yevre

at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

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

Fans of romanesque architecture will appreciate the many period features in the...

See Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey guide
Nevers

Nevers

at 61 km (direction south-east), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses...

See Nevers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Thou

 
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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)

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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)

 
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Geography and distances

Thou is in the center of France at 43 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Thou is 161 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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