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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Indre

Saint-Michel-en-Brenne is a commune in the Centre-Val de Loire. It takes place in the department of Indre in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Brenne. This small village of the natural region of the Brenne is located forty kilometers from Chateauroux, near Lingé.

Filmed mostly on the production of milk and cheese AOC Valençay, the village of Saint-Michel-en-Brenne is also a haven for holiday makers wishing to spend a few quiet days. At the heart of the green, near the most beautiful sights in the area, the place does not lack indeed charming. Some beautiful old monuments are also present in the village streets and show an older past.

Geographical information

Latitude46.8072510 (N 46° 48’ 26”)
Longitude1.1596190 (E 1° 9’ 35”)
AltitudeFrom 76m to 111m
Surface area49.15 km²
Population332 inhabitants
Density6 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâteauroux (27 mi, 43 min)
Insee code36204
IntercommunalityCC Coeur de Brenne
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Mézières-en-Brenne2.7 mi (6 min)
Paulnay3.5 mi (8 min)
Lingé5.3 mi (9 min)
Martizay6.7 mi (15 min)
Azay-le-Ferron7.3 mi (13 min)
Lureuil7.4 mi (12 min)
Saulnay7.5 mi (15 min)
Villiers7.5 mi (12 min)
Douadic7.8 mi (15 min)
Murs8.2 mi (18 min)
Sainte-Gemme9.4 mi (14 min)
Arpheuilles9.9 mi (18 min)
Vendoeuvres10.4 mi (17 min)
Bossay-sur-Claise11.2 mi (25 min)

Things to see and do

The abbey of Saint-Cyran-en-Brenne, also known as Abbey Saint-Michel-en-Brenne since the mid-1970s, is surely the most important attractions of the village. At the origin of this monument Catholic, a monastery founded by Saint Cyran the early seventeenth century through the gift of Dagobert. Abbey became royal foundation, it was partially destroyed in the early eighteenth century. Holiday house, then raising site, the site is now the parent Sisters of Saint Pius X.

Built in the fifteenth century, the Saint-Michel deserves attention a few moments to admire the architecture.

Major tourist area, nature reserve Chérine was created in the mid 1980s Ideal for walks and other excursions, the site allows us to appreciate the local fauna and flora.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

A feast of steak with entertainment and tastings are held every year on the second Sunday of July. The event is accompanied by a flea market.


Thursday 21 november
Min. 0°C - Max. 10°C
Friday 22 november
Min. 5°C - Max. 14°C
Saturday 23 november
Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a confectionery workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeLoches (23 mi)
Canoe hire in the medieval town of Loches
Sports sensations10 € Loches (23 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Over time
HikeEasy40 minNalliers (19.9 mi)
Saint Savin: between exceptional heritage and mysterious wood
HikeEasy2h30Saint-Savin (22 mi)
Between Gartempe and Anglin
Car itineraryEasy30 minSaint-Savin (22 mi)
Along the streets of Saint-Savin and Saint-Germain
HikeEasy50 minSaint-Savin (22 mi)
Over Salleron and Gartempe
Car itineraryEasy30 minSaint-Savin (22 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals


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