Vesdun tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Culan at 6 km from Vesdun

Visit Vesdun: highlights and tourist information

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Vesdun 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 Vesdun in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Culan at 6 km and Herisson at 22 km.

Vesdun, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction west)

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

See Culan guide


at 22 km (direction east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Montlucon guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 34 km (direction west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide


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

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


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

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 58 km (direction north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


Most Beautiful Village at 64 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

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Map of places to visit near Vesdun


Markets in and near Vesdun

  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (18km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (21km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (26km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (27km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (31km)
  • Cosne-d'Allier: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (37km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Vesdun, France

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

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (16km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (23km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (29km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ygrande) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (13km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (17km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (20km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (25km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (33km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (41km)
  • Montmarault (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Amand-Montrond (22km)

Geography and distances

Vesdun is in the center of France at 61 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Vesdun is 258 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vesdun

Canton: Saulzais-le-Potier

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18360

Distance to Vesdun

from Bourges (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 258 km

from Calais: 492 km

from Nice: 493 km

from Bordeaux: 301 km

from Strasbourg: 459 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 Vesdun from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Christophe-le-Chaudry, Saint-Desire and Saint-Eloy-d'Allier.

This page in French: Visiter Vesdun