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Vallenay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vallenay: highlights and tourist information

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Vallenay is situated in the Cher department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the center of France at 33 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Vallenay is 230 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 26 km and Bourges Cathedral at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vallenay, 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 Vallenay 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 Vallenay


Markets in and near Vallenay

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (15km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (25km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (28km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (34km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (34km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (42km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (42km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (42km)

More information about Vallenay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Vallenay, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (48km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (6km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (8km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (31km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (15km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (20km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (33km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (35km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (31km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (12km)
  • Issoudun (34km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vallenay

Canton: Châteauneuf-sur-Cher

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18190

Distance to Vallenay

from Bourges (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 230 km

from Calais: 465 km

from Nice: 514 km

from Bordeaux: 315 km

from Strasbourg: 449 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bruere-Allichamps, Chambon, Crezancay-sur-Cher, Farges-Allichamps, La Celle, Nozieres, Saint-Loup-Des-Chaumes, Saint-Symphorien and Venesmes.

This page in French: Visiter Vallenay

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