With its rich but little-known heritage and places to visit during a city break, Châteauroux is a nature-filled and romantic city offering a unique lifestyle. The parks and gardens, the Indre, the lakes and the forest complete the picture and welcome you to an unspoilt destination. Châteauroux brings the countryside into the city! 

Châteauroux: exceptional heritage to discover  

Châteauroux was built in the Middle Ages as a long, thin city and was surrounded by ramparts, of which the remains still survive today. These are overlooked by Château Raoul, from which the city eventually got its name. Come and discover these little-known gems and the beauty of this flourishing old medieval town as you wander along the cobbled streets in the historic centre. Other must-sees in include Musée Bertrand, named after Napoleon’s faithful general, and the Cordeliers Convent with its long, 50m nave that hosts contemporary art exhibitions.

Nature in Châteauroux

The city is also home to the Chenevières-Déols eco-park, a unique site dedicated to the protection of wetland wildlife, as well as Saint-Gildas meadow and Ebbes Valley, a strip of greenery that follows the river Indre over approximately 10km and passes through Châteauroux. There is also a range of water activities available at Belle-Isle lake, which is right in the city centre. In addition to these, you will find open-air cafes, restaurants and lively terraces… Perfect after a nature-filled day! 

ADTI – Teddy Verneuil
Isabelle Bardiau

Châteauroux, an easy-going and gourmet city

Châteauroux is not just rich in monuments and nature: gastronomy plays an important part too! Berry pâté, potato galette… from starter to dessert, savour the local cuisine with its delicious traditional flavours!

D. Darrault – CRT Centre-Val de Loire

Near Châteauroux

Nature is never far away in Châteauroux. A few kilometres away, Brenne Regional Nature Park is home to an exceptional natural heritage where plants and animals live in harmony in this rich yet fragile area. A little further afield, Beauval Zoo Park and Haute Touche Zoological Reserve are home to numerous animals for families to discover. The châteaux of Valençay and Bouges and the Estate of George Sand are also nearby.

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