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Villecelin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Issoudun at 21 km from Villecelin

Visit Villecelin: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoudun at 21 km and Saint-Chartier at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villecelin, 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 Villecelin in Centre-Loire Valley.

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



at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide


at 25 km (direction south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Chartier guide


at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Nohant-Vic guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Indre department

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

See La Chatre guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 33 km (direction 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 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide


at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bourges guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Culan guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


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

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

See Chateauroux guide


at 54 km (direction east-south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Herisson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 60 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide


at 60 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

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

See Valencay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villecelin


Markets in and near Villecelin

  • Lignieres: market Monday (8km)
  • Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: market Friday & (19km)
  • Issoudun: market Saturday all day (20km)
  • Saint-Amand-Montrond: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Chateaumeillant: market Friday (29km)
  • Dun-sur-Auron: market Saturday (30km)
  • Reuilly: market Friday (31km)
  • Bourges: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Mehun-sur-Yevre: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (37km)

More information about Villecelin, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Villecelin, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (38km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil) (10km)
  • Abbaye de La Celle (La Celle) (21km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins) (28km)
  • Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron) (31km)
  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan (21km)
  • Les jardins artistiques de Drulon (25km)
  • Jardin du domaine de George Sand (27km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (33km)
  • Jardin du château de Bouges (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Foret de Troncais (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Villecelin is in the center of France at 33 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Villecelin is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villecelin

Canton: Lignières

Arrondissement: Saint-Amand-Montrond

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18160

Distance to Villecelin

from Bourges (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 459 km

from Nice: 528 km

from Bordeaux: 307 km

from Strasbourg: 460 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 Villecelin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Celle-Conde, Montlouis and Saint-Baudel.

This page in French: Visiter Villecelin

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