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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Cher

Town Centre-Val-de-Loire, Menetou-Salon is located in the department of Cher, a few kilometers from Bourges. Near Saint-Martin-d'Auxigny, it represents the archetype of the city to the country, with its pleasant landscape and quality of tourism infrastructure.

Populated since Gallo-Roman times, the territory of Menetou-Salon has long benefited from the aura of cultural and economic Bourges. Property Jacques Heart during the fifteenth century, the town and its castle was known for its wine culture. Today, the city boasts an AOC Menetou-Salon to a popular wine.

Full of charm, this city of Cher reveals a beautiful architectural heritage, reflecting a glorious and rich past. The proximity to Bourges and its tourist sites, cross a popular city for visitors.

Geographical information

Latitude47.2320769 (N 47° 13’ 55”)
Longitude2.4883520 (E 2° 29’ 18”)
AltitudeFrom 174m to 312m
Surface area37.66 km²
Population1696 inhabitants
Density45 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourges (19.4 km, 26 min)
Insee code18145
IntercommunalityCC en Terres Vives
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Quantilly3.9 km (6 min)
Parassy4.8 km (8 min)
Vignoux-sous-les-Aix6 km (9 min)
Saint-Palais6.1 km (10 min)
Saint-Martin-d'Auxigny7.1 km (10 min)
Les Aix-d'Angillon8.6 km (13 min)
Henrichemont9 km (9 min)
Aubinges9.1 km (13 min)
Achères9.1 km (13 min)
Pigny9.2 km (12 min)
Saint-Georges-sur-Moulon9.2 km (12 min)
Morogues9.3 km (15 min)
Soulangis10.1 km (12 min)
Saint-Michel-de-Volangis11.2 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

The current Menetou-Salon Castle was built between the fourteenth century and the late nineteenth. princely residence, it is now occupied by his Serene Highness the Prince and Duke of Arenberg. The original building belonged to Jacques Heart, bagman of King before being changed into the beautiful building in neo-Gothic style that we know today. Ranked in the inventory of Historical Monuments, it still has some beautiful sights, such as a library of over 12,000 volumes, safe travel Jacques Heart, or a beautiful lobby copied the architecture of an abbey.

The Church of St. Peter was built in the mid-nineteenth century on the remains of an ancient building of the eleventh century. There may especially appreciate a statue of the Virgin and Child in stone from the beginning of the fifteenth century listed building, or a beautiful stone altarpiece of the seventeenth.

Entirely of stone and brick, the school hall of Menetou-Salon was built in 1878, just before Jules Ferry makes compulsory secular education.

Several hiking trails are available in the city or its surroundings. The pond Farges, including offers to learn about fishing, and many paths to practice mountain biking.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The market is held every Sunday morning.

In early July, the festival site A Street, offering several shows of street art in a charged atmosphere.

A Christmas market is offered year-end.


Sunday 22 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 12°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 24 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Poaching Museum
Culture and education3 € to 5 € Chaon (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Medieval town of Mennetou-sur-Cher
Village visitEasy2h00Mennetou-sur-Cher (47 km)


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