Urciers tourism and travel guide

Photo of Urciers in Indre

Photo is of La Chatre at 12 km from Urciers

Visit Urciers: highlights and tourist information

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Urciers 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 Urciers in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chatre at 12 km and Culan at 17 km.

Urciers, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Chatre

La Chatre

at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 17 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each...

See Montlucon guide


at 45 km (direction east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Issoudun guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Creuse department

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

See La Souterraine guide

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Map of places to visit near Urciers


Markets in and near Urciers

  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (6km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (22km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (24km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (37km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (42km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (45km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (45km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (49km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (51km)

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Tourist attractions near Urciers, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (26km)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (16km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (29km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (34km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (35km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (13km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (17km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (21km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (24km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (29km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (39km)
  • Eguzon-Chantome (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Urciers is in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Urciers is 259 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Urciers

Canton: Sainte-Sévère-sur-Indre

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36160

Distance to Urciers

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 259 km

from Calais: 491 km

from Nice: 511 km

from Bordeaux: 283 km

from Strasbourg: 479 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 Urciers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champillet, Chateaumeillant, Feusines, La Motte-Feuilly, Lignerolles, Montlevicq, Neret and Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre.

This page in French: Visiter Urciers


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