Vatan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Issoudun at 19 km from Vatan

Visit Vatan: highlights and tourist information

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

Tourist classifications for Vatan include "village d'etape".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vatan in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoudun at 19 km and Valencay at 21 km.

Vatan, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Issoudun guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

The castle is the main attraction in Valencay, but we also suggest a visit...

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 32 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 44 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 44 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 45 km (direction east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle and the...

See Montresor guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 54 km (direction north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 57 km (direction west-south-west)

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place for cycling...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

Castle at 65 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loir-et-Cher department

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

See Chateau de Chaumont guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Vatan


Markets in and near Vatan

Market days in Vatan: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Vatan: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (8km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (18km)
  • Levroux: market Monday (18km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (20km)
  • Valencay: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Mennetou-sur-Cher: market Thursday (23km)
  • Chatres-sur-Cher: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Chabris: market Saturday (23km)
  • Langon: market Friday (24km)

More information about Vatan, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Vatan, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (11km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (62km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (40km)

Geography and distances

Vatan is in the eastern-center of France at 31 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Vatan is 202 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vatan

Canton: Vatan

Arrondissement: Issoudun

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36150

Distance to Vatan

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 202 km

from Calais: 431 km

from Nice: 567 km

from Bordeaux: 310 km

from Strasbourg: 474 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 Vatan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fontenay, La Chapelle-Saint-Laurian, Liniez, Meunet-sur-Vatan, Reboursin and Saint-Florentin.

This page in French: Visiter Vatan