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Valencay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valencay in Indre

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

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

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.

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 sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle less than one km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide
Montresor

Montresor

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old...

See Montresor guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the Loire castles,...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Issoudun

Issoudun

at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Issoudun guide
 
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Chateauroux

Chateauroux

at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateauroux guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

Castle at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across the...

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide
Loches

Loches

at 43 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a...

See Loches guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Mehun-sur-Yevre

Mehun-sur-Yevre

at 50 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
Blois

Blois

at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and...

See Blois guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

Castle at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau de...

See Chateau de Blois guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard in Amboise is the...

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da Vinci and you...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Amboise

Amboise

at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise,...

See Amboise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Valencay

 
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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Valencay is in the eastern-center of France at 40 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Valencay is 197 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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