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Venesmes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Venesmes in Cher

Photo is of Issoudun at 28 km from Venesmes

Visit Venesmes: highlights and tourist information

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Venesmes is situated in the Cher department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoudun at 28 km and Bourges Cathedral at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Venesmes, 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 Venesmes in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

The cathedral in Bourges is a 13th century building with...

See Bourges Cathedral guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

The Palais Jacques-Coeur is a charming medieval palace with...

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it also...

See Bourges guide


at 32 km (direction south)

The castle at Culan is one of the most...

See Culan guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Indre department

La Chatre is a small town and quick to explore -...

See La Chatre guide


at 47 km (direction west), in the Indre department

A little remote from the main tourist routes, Chateauroux...

See Chateauroux guide


at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Allier department

The ruined castle and the historic centre along the banks of the...

See Herisson guide

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

Map of places to visit near Venesmes


Markets in and near Venesmes

  • Lignieres: market Monday (14km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (18km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (20km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (27km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (32km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (34km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (41km)

More information about Venesmes, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Venesmes, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (47km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (7km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (13km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (15km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (32km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (21km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (23km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (28km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (38km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (19km)
  • Issoudun (27km)

Geography and distances

Venesmes is in the center of France at 28 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Venesmes is 224 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Venesmes

Canton: Châteauneuf-sur-Cher

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18190

Distance to Venesmes

from Bourges (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 224 km

from Calais: 458 km

from Nice: 521 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 450 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 Venesmes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chambon, Chateauneuf-sur-Cher, Chavannes, Crezancay-sur-Cher, Montlouis, Saint-Loup-Des-Chaumes, Saint-Symphorien, Serruelles and Vallenay.

This page in French: Visiter Venesmes

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