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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Châteauroux
Insee code36044
AltitudeFrom 132 to 164 meters
Surface25.54 km²
Population47600 inhabitants
Density1863 inhabitants/km²


DepartmentIndreDéols at 2.8 km (7 min)
RegionCentreSearch another town


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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.


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).

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TransportTrain station of Châteauroux
Information pointsTourist Office of Châteauroux
Leisure centresMuseum Bertrand,   Racecourse of the Petit Valençay
MonumentsChurch Saint-Martial
Performance hallsEquinoxe,   Salle Edith Piaf,   Salle Pro Fenioux,   Stadium Gaston-Petit,   Stadium of La Montée Rouge


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.

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Darc Festival The biggest dance workshop in Europe
In August 2015


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.


Belle Isle Park ChâteaurouxBelle Isle Park Châteauroux
Belle Isle ParkBelle Isle Park
Belle Isle ParkBelle Isle Park



Chief town of the Indre département and the Lower Berry region
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Saturday 31 January
Min. 4°C - Max. 6°C
Sunday 1 February
Min. 1°C - Max. 5°C
Monday 2 February
Min. -1°C - Max. 3°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Bistrot Gourmand  
At the heart of the old town of Chateauroux, Le Bistrot Gourmand welcomes you in an authentic setting. Sit on the terrace. The place is enchanting with its timber and flowers with colors...
Located in Châteauroux34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Sommelier   NEW
OUTPUT CHÂTEAUROUX - For years, Le Sommelier is one of the best addresses in Chateauroux. This table dual personality (restaurant and wine shop ) has a terrace and dining in a warm...
Located in Châteauroux34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Manufacture   NEW
TRADITIONAL COOKING - Installed in Chateauroux in the premises of the Best Western Hotel Colbert, the La Manufacture restaurant serves traditional French cuisine, combining food and...
Located in Châteauroux28 € per person 

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Farm with 2 bedroomsDomaine de villecourte    
In the middle of France, an area of nature, trees, green with pond and creek, a guest room and cottage areas. Will give you a nice relaxing, quiet for a night or stay. Internet access....
Located 9.9 km from Châteauroux60 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe chalet des 4 saisons     NEW
Treat yourself to moments of relaxation and well -being in one of the rooms of this guest house is labeled ' 4 ears ' by Gîtes de France. ' Le Chalet des 4 Saisons ' welcomes you throughout...
Located 23 km from Châteauroux60 € the double room 
Castle with 4 bedroomsLe Petit Chateau De Ste Colombe     NEW
2: 30 south of Paris in the heart of France, this home is perfect for a quality stopover stay to relax in an old and friendly atmosphere, in a haven of peace and tranquility, this small...
Located 24 km from Châteauroux75 € the double room 

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Apartment for 6 personsGîtes de France de l'Indre en Berry  
The Indre Berry, enchantment nature in the heart of France and 2h30 south of Paris... A week from 4 € per person per day in a bed and a night in bed and breakfast from 40 €... It's...
Located in ChâteaurouxFrom 300 € to 360 € per week 
House for 6 personsGite du Haut Verneuil
Le Pêchereau
In countries Val de Creuse jalloné tourist routes, in a green and hilly, in an old farmhouse 3 km from the town, nice house with private garden. Cottage for 4-6 people. 30 m ² living...
Located 26 km from ChâteaurouxFrom 200 € to 330 € per week 
House for 4 persons1001nuits en berry meublé de tourisme 3*
Le Pêchereau
Again for a night or more. Take a trip to the East... In the heart of Berry ! Come discover this charming house restored in keeping your health. It transports you to a refined Oriental...
Located 28 km from ChâteaurouxFrom 280 € to 390 € per week 

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Élysée Hôtel - Hotel in ChâteaurouxÉlysée Hôtel     
Set in a charming building right in the city centre of Châteauroux, this hotel welcomes you in a warm and cosy setting, for a successful stay. The Elysée Hotel features 18 guest rooms...
Located in ChâteaurouxRoom from 84 €
Ace Hotel Chateauroux - Hotel in ChâteaurouxAce Hotel Chateauroux     
Ace Hotel Chateauroux is located 1 km from Châteauroux Train Station and 12 km from the Brenne Regional Nature Park. The hotel proposes air-conditioned guest rooms with free Wi-Fi internet...
Located in ChâteaurouxRoom from 44 €
Best Western Hôtel Colbert - Hotel in ChâteaurouxBest Western Hôtel Colbert     
Best Western Hôtel Colbert was once a 19th-century tobacco factory and is now a modern and elegant hotel in Châteauroux. Rooms and suites are comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned....
Located in ChâteaurouxRoom from 114 €

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Ace Hotel Chateauroux
Ace Hotel Chateauroux is located 1 km from Châteauroux Train Station and 12 km from the Brenne Regional Nature Park. The hotel proposes air-conditioned...
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