Vernais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Herisson at 29 km from Vernais

Visit Vernais: highlights and tourist information

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Vernais 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 Vernais in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Herisson at 29 km and Apremont-sur-Allier at 32 km.

Vernais, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 29 km (direction south), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and leads us to the...

See Apremont-sur-Allier guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the quiet Cher...

See Culan guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Nievre department

The ancient centre of Nevers contains several interesting monuments and houses dating from the...

See Nevers guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 42 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide


at 43 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 43 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of the Dukes of...

See Souvigny guide


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

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each contributed monuments...

See Montlucon guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 51 km (direction north-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


at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral that is the most...

See Moulins guide


at 56 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide

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Map of places to visit near Vernais


Markets in and near Vernais

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (17km)
  • Sancoins: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Lurcy-Levis: market Monday (18km)
  • Bourbon-l'Archambault: market Saturday (33km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Baugy: market Friday (35km)
  • Fourchambault: market Sunday (39km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (41km)
  • Nevers: market Saturday all day (42km)

More information about Vernais, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Vernais, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (15km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (17km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (19km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (28km)
  • Parc floral d'Apremont (30km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (40km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (41km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (43km)
  • Forgeneuve (45km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (14km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (16km)

Geography and distances

Vernais is in the center of France at 43 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Vernais is 234 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernais

Canton: Charenton-du-Cher

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18210

Distance to Vernais

from Bourges (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 234 km

from Calais: 469 km

from Nice: 493 km

from Bordeaux: 333 km

from Strasbourg: 428 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 Vernais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bannegon, Bessais-le-Fromental, Charenton-du-Cher, Le Pondy and Neuilly-en-Dun.

This page in French: Visiter Vernais