Vijon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vijon in Indre

Photo is of La Chatre at 20 km from Vijon

Visit Vijon: highlights and tourist information

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Vijon is situated in the Indre 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 Vijon in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chatre at 20 km and Culan at 22 km.

Vijon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Chatre

La Chatre

at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Chatre guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cher department

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

See Culan guide


at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

See Nohant-Vic guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 38 km (direction east), in the Allier department

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

See Montlucon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west)

Gargilesse-Dampierre is a very small village, but also very pretty and in a lovely...

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 46 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 49 km (direction west-north-west)

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse, and a very pretty walk...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns that are...

See La Souterraine guide


at 53 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateauroux guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Vijon


Markets in and near Vijon

  • Boussac: market Thursday (12km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (16km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (33km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (35km)
  • Lignieres: market Monday (36km)
  • Ahun: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (39km)
  • Lavaveix-les-Mines: market Thursday (40km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (44km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (45km)

More information about Vijon, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Vijon, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (30km)

National Monuments

  • George Sand House (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (44km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (17km)
  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (25km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (26km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (32km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pierres Jaumetres (18km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (28km)
  • Eguzon-Chantome (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Vijon is in the eastern-center of France at 53 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Vijon is 270 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vijon

Canton: Sainte-Sévère-sur-Indre

Arrondissement: Châtre

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36160

Distance to Vijon

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 503 km

from Nice: 505 km

from Bordeaux: 274 km

from Strasbourg: 486 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 Vijon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bussiere-Saint-Georges, Nouzerines, Perassay, Saint-Priest-la-Marche, Sazeray, Tercillat and Vigoulant.

This page in French: Visiter Vijon