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Valencay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Valencay: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The castle is the main attraction in Valencay, but we also suggest a visit to the Museum de l'Automobile and a stroll along the river

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Valencay. For detailed visitor information see the Valencay travel guide.

Valencay is situated in the Indre department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 40 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Valencay is 197 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Valencay

The renaissance style castle and formal gardens make the Chateau de Valencay among the most interesting in the Loire: Chateau de Valencay

Tourist classifications for Valencay include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Montresor at 27 km and Chateau de Cheverny at 39 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Valencay, 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 Valencay 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 Indre

Map of places to visit near Valencay

Markets in and near Valencay

Market days in Valencay: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Valencay: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Chabris: market Saturday (13km)
  • Selles-sur-Cher: market Thursday all day (13km)
  • Gievres: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Noyers-sur-Cher: market Sunday (18km)
  • Saint-Aignan: market Saturday all day (19km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (20km)
  • Vatan: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (22km)
  • Langon: market Friday (24km)

More information about Valencay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Valencay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (16km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

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 (19km)
  • Réserve de Beaumarchais (59km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Valencay

Canton: Valençay

Arrondissement: Châteauroux

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36600

Distance to Valencay

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 197 km

from Calais: 422 km

from Nice: 588 km

from Bordeaux: 306 km

from Strasbourg: 488 km

Getting here

Valencay is in the eastern-center of France. 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 Valencay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Varennes-sur-Fouzon, Veuil and Vicq-sur-Nahon.

This page in French: Visiter Valencay

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