Vasselay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur at 8 km from Vasselay

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Vasselay is situated in the Cher 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 Vasselay in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur at 8 km and Bourges at 8 km.

Vasselay, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 8 km (direction south)

The Palais Jacques-Coeur is a charming medieval palace with impressive rooms and fireplaces in...

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 8 km (direction south)

Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it also has a substantial medieval...

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 8 km (direction south)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sancerre guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 48 km (direction east), in the Nievre department

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

See La Charite-sur-Loire guide

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

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Markets in and near Vasselay

  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (8km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Henrichemont: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (21km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (27km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (27km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (33km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (37km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (38km)

More information about Vasselay, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Vasselay, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (18km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (27km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (43km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les Prés Fichaux (8km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Vasselay is in the center of France at 8 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Vasselay is 189 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vasselay

Canton: Saint-Martin-d'Auxigny

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18110

Distance to Vasselay

from Bourges (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 189 km

from Calais: 424 km

from Nice: 541 km

from Bordeaux: 345 km

from Strasbourg: 430 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 Vasselay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fussy, Pigny, Saint-Doulchard, Saint-Eloy-de-Gy, Saint-Georges-sur-Moulon, Saint-Martin-d'Auxigny and Vignoux-sous-les-Aix.

This page in French: Visiter Vasselay