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Châteauroux

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre

Châteauroux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre
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Located in the Centre region, the city is Châteauroux Prefecture of Indre. It is twinned with Gütersloh (Germany), Olsztyn (Poland) and Bittou (Burkina Faso).

Its history is intimately linked with that of Deols. Around 937, the lord of the nearby city built a fortress on the left bank of the Indre. It is the Chateau Raoul. A city of artisans and merchants will develop on its premises and will soon name Châteauroux by contraction.

With its strategic location at the edge of Aquitaine, Chateau Raoul and the Kings of France and England are going to dispute the possession until the 13th century. It was the Revolution that Châteauroux will become the chief of the department.

In the early 19th century, the city became industrialized (tobacco, textiles ...) and the railway arrived in 1847.

The plant installed in 1936 Aviation Deols then the implementation of a major U.S. base between 1951 and 1967 will invigorate the city and contribute to its development.

Geographical information

MunicipalityChâteauroux
Postcode36000
Latitude46.8114340 (N 46° 48’ 41”)
Longitude1.6867790 (E 1° 41’ 12”)
AltitudeFrom 132m to 164m
Surface area25.54 km²
Population47128 inhabitants
Density1845 inhabitants/km²
Insee code36044
IntercommunalityCA Castelroussine
DepartmentIndre
RegionCentre

Nearest cities & towns

Déols2.8 km (7 min)
Saint-Maur5 km (9 min)
Le Poinçonnet6.2 km (13 min)
Villers-les-Ormes8.5 km (13 min)
Étrechet9.5 km (16 min)
Montierchaume10.9 km (16 min)
Niherne11.8 km (16 min)
Coings12.3 km (15 min)
Diors12.5 km (19 min)
Vineuil12.6 km (13 min)
Villedieu-sur-Indre12.9 km (14 min)
Chezelles14 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

The historical Châteauroux keeps many testimonies of the medieval rue de l'Indre, Rue Grande, Saint-Martial, Porte Saint-Martin, Franciscan convent ...

The 18th is superbly represented by the Hôtel Bertrand mansion that once belonged to General Henri-Gatien Bertrand, faithful fellow soldier of Napoleon, he followed her to St. Helena (City Museum is now located). The House of Berry, Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires, has elements of traditional art Berry.

The churches of Saint-Andre and Notre Dame, guitard the center among other evidence of 19th century architecture.

Equinoxe, Scène Nationale is a brilliant achievement today.

Both sights are the Museum Hotel Bertrand (works from the Gallo-Roman, Napoleonic memorabilia, Netherlands and Flemish paintings from the 15th to the 18th century ...) and the Convent of the Cordeliers (Franciscan convent from the 13th century, it now houses exhibitions of contemporary art).

Having been awarded the 4 flowers, Châteauroux is part of the Association of Parks and Gardens. The city is bisected by the River Indre, itself lined with green, forming a green corridor. The Public Garden is the flagship of municipal gardens offering different atmospheres and landscaped creative. The amusement park Daniel Bernardet (Belle Isle) with its lake for sporting purposes (fishing, swimming, boating on the lake playgrounds, walking and relaxing in the parks).

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Concerts Half time Classic from October to April.

Brocante Sea Area - 1st Sunday of each month from October to July.

Festival of the Voice in May

DARC-Stage Festival in August.

Night Walks in September.

Lisztomania Châteauroux of October.

Detailed information

Darc Festival
The biggest dance workshop in EuropeAugust 2015

Photos

Belle Isle Park Châteauroux
Belle Isle Park Châteauroux
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Belle Isle Park
Belle Isle Park
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Belle Isle Park
Belle Isle Park
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Weather

Sunday 30 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 30°C
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Monday 31 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 26°C
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Tuesday 1 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Old Town Deols with the Abbey site, one of the largest in France Middle Ages, fortified gates, Saint-Etienne with tombs carved of marble from 3rd century.

Romanesque Church of St. Martin in the 12th century Burning.

Church Montierchaume 12th century.

Church Étrechet 19th century.

Church of Saint-Germain-Sassierges the 12th century.

Church of Saint-Maur, 12th and 15th centuries.

Chapel of Our Lady of the Wings of the 19th century Diors.

Saint Peter's Church 13th century Maron.

Chapelle Notre Dame du Chêne at 19th Arthon.

Saint-Martin of the 12th century Arthon.

Châteauroux Forest, bordering the municipality of Poinçonnet, one of the largest oak forests of France, covering 5204 hectares.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
No-kill carp fishing on the lake
Sports sensations20 € to 38 € Rosnay (38 km)
Western riding in Berry
Sports sensations40 € Rosnay (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lamy Wood Circuit
HikeEasy3h00Moutier-Malcard (51 km)
Medieval town of Mennetou-sur-Cher
Village visitEasy2h00Mennetou-sur-Cher (53 km)

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