Villefranche-sur-Cher tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Valencay at 21 km from Villefranche-sur-Cher

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Villefranche-sur-Cher is situated in the Loir-et-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 Villefranche-sur-Cher in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Valencay at 21 km and Chateau de Valencay at 22 km.

Villefranche-sur-Cher, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Valencay

Valencay

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

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

See Valencay guide
Chateau de Valencay

Chateau de Valencay

Castle at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre department

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

See Chateau de Valencay guide
Chateau de Cheverny

Chateau de Cheverny

Castle at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

Cheverny Castle is perhaps the most opulently furnished of the Loire castles,...

See Chateau de Cheverny guide
Mehun-sur-Yevre

Mehun-sur-Yevre

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cher department

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide
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Chateau de Chambord

Chateau de Chambord

Castle at 41 km (direction north-west)

The largest castle in the Loire Valley, Chateau de Chambord exceeds all...

See Chateau de Chambord guide
Issoudun

Issoudun

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre department

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

See Issoudun guide
Montresor

Montresor

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle...

See Montresor guide
Chateau de Blois

Chateau de Blois

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

One of the most impressive of the Loire castles, the Chateau de...

See Chateau de Blois guide
Blois

Blois

at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Blois, with its castle, cathedral, extensive historic centre and...

See Blois guide
Chateau de Chaumont

Chateau de Chaumont

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

The small village of Chaumont-sur-Loire is dominated by the Chateau de Chaumont,...

See Chateau de Chaumont guide
Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide
Bourges

Bourges

at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cher department

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide

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Markets in and near Villefranche-sur-Cher

  • Langon: market Friday (4km)
  • Mennetou-sur-Cher: market Thursday (8km)
  • Romorantin-Lanthenay: market Wednesday all day & Saturday & Friday (8km)
  • Gievres: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Chabris: market Saturday (10km)
  • Chatres-sur-Cher: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Selles-sur-Cher: market Thursday all day (17km)
  • Gracay: market Thursday (18km)
  • Valencay: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Vierzon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (24km)

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Tourist attractions near Villefranche-sur-Cher, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Bouges-le-Chateau Castle (29km)
  • Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • St Aignan de Brinay (Brinay) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Bouges (29km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (40km)
  • Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché (47km)
  • Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vatan (25km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Veuil (27km)
  • Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre (38km)
  • Issoudun (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Villefranche-sur-Cher is in the western-centre of France at 47 kilometres from Blois, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-sur-Cher is 179 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-sur-Cher

Canton: Mennetou-sur-Cher

Arrondissement: Romorantin-Lanthenay

Department: Loir-et-Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 41200

Distance to Villefranche-sur-Cher

from Blois (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 179 km

from Calais: 406 km

from Nice: 586 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 468 km

Getting here

Most visitors will either fly into one of the airports in Paris or arrive from a ferry port such as caen or Le Havre, approx. 3-4 hours drive. For driving distances to Villefranche-sur-Cher from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Montmartin, Langon, Saint-Julien-sur-Cher and Saint-Loup.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche-sur-Cher

 
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