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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Sancergues
Insee code18240
AltitudeFrom 158 to 222 meters
Surface15.53 km²
Population713 inhabitants
Density45 inhabitants/km²


Chief townBourges (at 42 km, 42 min)Jussy-le-Chaudrier at 3.9 km (6 min)
DepartmentCherCharentonnay at 5.2 km (6 min)
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  • Founded in the 9th century, the tiny town of Sancergues has a long history, and it has not lost its charm with modern developments. This pretty town of 735 inhabitants is a perfect base for exploring the region, thanks to its tranquility and historical interest.
  • Sancergues is located in the eastern department of Cher in the Central Region. Located in the Valley Vauvise, Sancergues covers an area of 15 sq. km. On the other side is the city of Saint-Martin-des-Champs. A lateral canal linking the Loire Sancergues at Chapel Montlinard, 6 km. Find Sancergues, we follow the road 151 from Bourges, eastbound.
  • The city of Sancergues was founded in the 9th century with the construction of a church by St. August, the Archbishop of Bourges. The rest of the city was formed around the church, initially under the lordship of Saint-Martin-des-Champs. Later, the city gained its independence. Although the original church no longer exists, another historic church remains in the city. The church Saint-Jacques was built in 12th and 13th centuries. Because of the length of its construction, the church is an example of architectural styles. The choir of the 12th century, is Romanesque, but the nave of the 13th century, is gothic. The steeple of Saint-Jacques, originally made of wood, was rebuilt in stone in 1894 after being destroyed by lightning. The font of Saint-Jacques is the 15th century and the church contains a painting of the Adoration of the Magi from the early 19th century. There is also a beautiful castle Sancergues, Castle Augy. Roger Martin du Gard (1881 - 1958), Nobel laureate for his work Les Thibault, visited the castle for 27 years.
  • This town, capital of Canton, is an administrative center including: kindergarten and elementary school, gym, post office, collection, police, firefighters and equipment. It also provides a medical center. The presence of shops and artisans strengthen the dynamic image of the town. The Vauvise: a dynamic economic activity! In addition to agricultural activity, there is an industrial activity with two factories in 1984 and 1998 in the artisanal zone.
  • Literature:
  • Roger Martin du Gard (1881-1958) spent 27 years at Castle Augy. He is the inspiration of his early works, and drafted the plan Thibault earned him the Nobel Prize in 1937.
  • Gouvernel Hubert (1879-1944), solicitor's clerk, poet and author of A Time Pardu, written during his leisure hours. It is a collection of poems very funny and very rich, written in dialect, which draws on the lives of his contemporaries.
  • Maurice Delafosse (1870-1926), this child of the campaign Berry has devoted his life to the study of African civilization and especially Senegal.
  • Lapautre Pauline (1868-1954), schoolteacher, spent his retirement to collect documents on local history.
  • Saint Jacques de Compostela Sancergues is a city on the road to Saint Jacques de Compostela, after whom the church of the town is called. St. Jacques was one of the first apostles, according to legend he had healed the sick in Jesus' name. He became a martyr when he was beheaded by King Herod after the crucifixion of Jesus. Eight centuries after his death, the tomb of St. Jacques has been found at Compostela. The pilgrimage to his tomb has become very popular during the Middle Ages, and remains today the most visited pilgrimage after Rome and Jerusalem.


  • The church of Saint-Jacques:
  • Writing in 1139, Pope Innocent 2nd privileges granted to the canons of Sancergues who own most of the churches nearby: Garigny, Couy, Marcilly Jussy Etrechy, Charentonnay and St. Martin.
  • The Choir of the church, in Romanesque style, was builded in the first half of the 12th century. The construction of the nave, Gothic seems spread out between the late 12th and mid 13th century. In 1894, lightning destroyed the wooden tower was rebuilt in stone in the same proportions.
  • The Church of Saint-Jacques is on a path of Saint Jacques de Compostela departing from Vezelay.
  • Castle Augy.
  • Recreation:
  • Culture and Associations: A very present cultural activities through the Rural University (lectures, concerts, guided heritage), involving a music school and a library, which allows radiation exceeds the bounds of the township. Inquiries +33 2 48 72 70 42.
  • Many associations offer all sports, recreational and charitable.
  • For active vacation, Sancergues offers several activities. The Vauvise offers the opportunity for fishing, canoeing and other water sports, and there are many trails in the area to make walking, cycling and horse riding.
  • Recreation:
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Walking and cycling.


  • Traditional fair Sancergues flowers in May


  • Trails in the forest Bertranges, near the town of La Charite-sur-Loire 8 km from Sancergues.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Vineyard discovery tour and tastingLocal flavoursFrom 13 € to 40 €Sancerre (20 km)

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French cuisine restaurantMille et une Feuilles  
La Charité-sur-Loire
HISTORY - This gourmet bistro, a former coaching inn dating back to the eighteenth century, offers a cuisine 'home' and original, made from local products and flavors elsewhere. Surrounded...
Located 8.4 km from Sancergues21 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Relais de Pouilly  
Le Relais de Pouilly is a family restaurant in the heart of the natural reserve of the Loire. Time a tourist stop and gourmet, this will allow you to discover the local cuisine. Free...
Located 12.4 km from Sancergues22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Ycaste  
In Burgundy, two hours south of Paris, Casino Planetarium Pougues-les-Eaux welcomes guests in its restaurant the Ycaste at the water's edge. Every day of the week for lunch and dinner,...
Located 16.6 km from Sancergues4 € per person 

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House with 4 bedroomsPort Conscience14    
Bed and breakfast. On the banks of the Loire, and the path ' Loire by bike. Near the port on the side of navigation channel. 3 suites from 25 € per person E, Meal 25 € per person all...
Located 13.1 km from Sancergues70 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa Pouillyzotte    
Inside vineyards of Pouilly-Sancerre and Loire Nature Reserve, you will be welcomed in one of 4 rooms of this house of xviii (3 bedrooms in the Tower and family room). Enjoy the pool...
Located 13.5 km from SancerguesFrom 55 € to 60 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Cuvellerie    
Mansion late seventeenth century 2 ha. including land along the creek. This house is paid on the first Napoleonic cadastral map of 1827. We are continuing our research to back in time......
Located 14.8 km from SancerguesFrom 62 € to 68 € the double room 

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House for 2 personsLa petite maison dans la prairie
La Chapelle-Montlinard
(Rental) paris_16 200 km km km from Sancerre _3 charity loire_environnement on tourism. Casino planetarium Pougues waters has 13 km Wine Route. Loire. Side channel to the Loire. Pehe;...
Located 6.1 km from Sancergues270 € per week 
House for 5 personsLa Chaume du Pont  
240 km south of paris (including motorway: 220 km), east of Berry on the edge of Burgundy, at the foot of the Romanesque church of a village of fewer than 250 inhabitants, La Chaume...
Located 8.1 km from SancerguesFrom 290 € to 390 € per week 

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69 places over 1,2 haCamping Municipal De Robinson     NEW
La Guerche-sur-l'Aubois
City Camp Robinson welcomes you for your stay in a quiet and green setting for strolling, fishing, swimming and good times with family and friends in time (at the departmental award-winning...
Located 24 km from SancerguesFrom 8.50 € to 11 € per day 

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Hotel le Bon Laboureur - Hotel in SancerguesHotel le Bon Laboureur  
La Charité-sur-Loire
Hotel le Bon Laboureur is located in La Charité, on an island bordered by the River Loire and a 5-minute walk from the town centre. Set in a former coaching inn which dates from the...
Located 7.4 km from SancerguesRoom from 48 €
Mille et une Feuilles - Hotel in SancerguesMille et une Feuilles     
La Charité-sur-Loire
Set in an 18th century building in Charité sur Loire, the Mille et une Feuilles hotel is dedicated to French writers. Located on the St Jacques de Compostela pilgrimage route, it offers...
Located 8.4 km from SancerguesRoom from 60 €
Motel Les Broussailles - Hotel in SancerguesMotel Les Broussailles    
Located 200 metres from hiking trails and a 25-minute walk from the riverbank and Val de Loire nature reserve, this motel offers a terrace and free parking. Set in a garden, it proposes...
Located 9.9 km from SancerguesRoom from 46 €

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