Cher places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Cher department of Loire Valley. See also our Cher travel guide

photo of Apremont-sur-Allier


The story of the renewal of Apremont-sur-Allier is fascinating, and leads us to the 'most beautiful village' and Castle Park that we see today
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photo of Aubigny-sur-Nere


It is the multi-turreted castle and the Scottish connection that explain the popularity of Aubigny-sur-Nère
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photo of Bourges


Although Bourges is known for its stunning cathedral, it also has a substantial medieval centre and the Palais Jacques-Coeur among its many places of interest
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photo of Bourges Cathedral

Bourges Cathedral

The cathedral in Bourges is a 13th century building with remarkable stonework and impressive stained glass windows
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photo of Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

Bourges Palais Jacques-Coeur

The Palais Jacques-Coeur is a charming medieval palace with impressive rooms and fireplaces in the heart of Bourges
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photo of Culan


The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the quiet Cher department
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photo of Mehun-sur-Yevre


The castle and the 11th century Collegiale Notre-Dame are among several sights of importance in Mehun-sur-Yevre
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photo of Sancerre


The pretty village of Sancerre is best known for the famous wines of the same name produced nearby - and to be samlped in the village!
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For more information see the Cher guide

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Market towns & days in Cher

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Aubigny-sur-Nere: Saturday all day
Baugy: Friday
Bourges: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday
Chateaumeillant: Friday
Dun-sur-Auron: Saturday
Gracay: Thursday
Henrichemont: Wednesday
Lignieres: Monday
Mehun-sur-Yevre: Wednesday
Saint-Amand-Montrond: Wednesday & Saturday
Saint-Florent-sur-Cher: Friday &
Saint-Satur: Thursday
Sancoins: Wednesday
Vailly-sur-Sauldre: Friday
Vierzon: Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday

Tourist attractions to visit in Cher

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Aubigny-sur-Nere: See tourist guide

Bourges: See tourist guide


Towns of Art and History

Bourges: See tourist guide

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Bourges: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil

Jardins du prieuré Notre-Dame-d'Orsan

Les jardins artistiques de Drulon

Les Prés Fichaux

Parc floral d'Apremont

Religious Monuments

Abbaye Notre Dame de Noirlac et Saint Etienne Prieuré (Bruere-Allichamps)

Collegiale Saint Etienne (Dun-sur-Auron)

Eglise de Saint André (Jussy-Champagne)

Eglise de Saint Germain (Blet)

Eglise de Saint Martin (Ineuil)

Eglise de Saint Martin (Plaimpied-Givaudins)

Eglise de Saint-Georges (Saint-Jeanvrin)

Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Mehun-sur-Yevre: See tourist guide

Sancerre: See tourist guide

National Monuments

Bourges Cathedral: See tourist guide

Palace Jacques Coeur: See tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Apremont-sur-Allier: See tourist guide