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Mérigny

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre

The town of Mérigny spans 3066 hectares and has 570 inhabitants known as the Mérignois. The village is located in the park of Brenne with its 1,000 lakes, the borders of Berry and Poitou. Mérigny is crossed by Anglin, pretty river 66 km long.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMérigny
Postcode36220
Latitude46.6311200 (N 46° 37’ 52”)
Longitude0.9269400 (E 0° 55’ 37”)
AltitudeFrom 67m to 136m
Surface area31.77 km²
Population568 inhabitants
Density17 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâteauroux (69 km, 1h12)
Insee code36119
IntercommunalityCC Brenne Val de Creuse
DepartmentIndre
RegionCentre

Nearest cities & towns

Ingrandes4.9 km (7 min)
Nalliers6.4 km (11 min)
Sauzelles7.7 km (12 min)
Fontgombault7.8 km (13 min)
Lurais9.6 km (14 min)
Concremiers9.8 km (16 min)
Saint-Germain10.5 km (14 min)
Saint-Aigny10.6 km (15 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé10.7 km (14 min)
Béthines11.1 km (16 min)
Saint-Savin11.4 km (18 min)
Le Blanc11.5 km (18 min)
La Bussière11.9 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Fishing, canoeing, caving, rock climbing, recreational activities related to the valley of the Anglin.

Three hiking trails are available on the town (8, 14 and 17 km).

Many mills were built along the course of Anglin. Stone quarries have long been exploited. Blocks found suggests that was the size of the Merovingian sarcophagus.

To see: the Church of St. Sulpice the thirteenth, the Priory of Puychevrier twelfth, Plaincourault Castle and Chapel, the castle of Roche Bellusson.

Events and festivities

Flea markets: in April and July.

Weather

Saturday 18 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
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Sunday 19 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 17°C
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Monday 20 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Angles-sur-l'Anglin: Roc the Wizards, interpretive center of the frieze Magdalenian (excavations in 1947). Evidence of human presence 14,000 years ago. Chateau d'Angles built in 1025.

Hiking trails are numerous, well marked and well maintained. Three tours are offered on the town. There are also other circuits countries of the valley of the Creuse and Anglin passing Mérigny.

If you like mountain biking, you will find your happiness, a circuit marked out of the hamlet of Beauchapeau than Plaincourault and up to Le Blanc (58 km).

Climbing enthusiasts, several cliffs overlooking the Anglin (Rock of Dube, cliffs of Guignoterie). For others, there are three large holes on the town (the Poirel, Straws Beauchapeau cave, the cave's Heir).

The canoe is in the spotlight. Several courses are offered (Anglin, Creuse and Gartempe).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
No-kill carp fishing on the lake
Sports sensations20 € to 38 € Rosnay (24 km)
Western riding in Berry
Sports sensations40 € Rosnay (24 km)
Le Châtelier Castle music festival
Culture and education12 € Paulmy (40 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Nouâtre/Noyers
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (55 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (59 km)

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