Villegenon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villegenon in Cher

Photo is of Aubigny-sur-Nere at 14 km from Villegenon

Visit Villegenon: highlights and tourist information

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Villegenon 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 Villegenon in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigny-sur-Nere at 14 km and Sancerre at 21 km.

Villegenon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain the popularity of...

See Aubigny-sur-Nere guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous wines of the...

See Sancerre guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loiret department

With the Loire River and the Canal de Briare crossing in the centre of...

See Briare guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loiret department

To the east of the main Loire Valley, the view across the bridge to...

See Gien guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-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 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur guide
Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

Cathedral at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bourges Cathedral guide
La Charite-sur-Loire

La Charite-sur-Loire

at 42 km (direction east-south-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 43 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mehun-sur-Yevre guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Yonne department

At the remarkable site of Guedelon an entire medieval castle is being reconstructed using...

See Guedelon guide
Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey

Abbey at 48 km (direction north-west), in the Loiret department

Fans of romanesque architecture will appreciate the many period features in the 12th century...

See Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey guide


at 63 km (direction south-east), in the Nievre department

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

See Nevers guide

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Map of places to visit near Villegenon


Markets in and near Villegenon

  • Vailly-sur-Sauldre: market Friday (5km)
  • Aubigny-sur-Nere: market Saturday all day (14km)
  • Henrichemont: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Beaulieu-sur-Loire: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Saint-Satur: market Thursday (21km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Loire: market Thursday (22km)
  • Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Briare: market Friday (26km)
  • Gien: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Bleneau: market Tuesday (40km)

More information about Villegenon, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Villegenon, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Potager du jardin du château de La Bussière (40km)
  • Les Prés Fichaux (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Pougues-les-Eaux (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Villegenon is in the center of France at 41 kilometres from Bourges, the department capital (general information: Villegenon is 160 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villegenon

Canton: Vailly-sur-Sauldre

Arrondissement: Bourges

Department: Cher

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 18260

Distance to Villegenon

from Bourges (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 160 km

from Calais: 395 km

from Nice: 550 km

from Bordeaux: 378 km

from Strasbourg: 404 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 Villegenon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dampierre-en-Crot, Jars, Le Noyer, Thou and Vailly-sur-Sauldre.

This page in French: Visiter Villegenon