Sited in the historic province of Berry, which is now in the Cher department of the Centre-Val de Loire region, Aubigny-sur-Nère is approximately 50mins from the lake and is proud of its Franco-Scottish heritage as the ‘City of the Stuarts’.
Bourges is an important town in central France, towards the south-east of the Loire Valley (Centre) region and about 1hr from the lake.
It has a substantial historic centre and two very important monuments – the cathedral and the Palace Jacques Coeur – and is very pleasant to explore.
Apremont-sur-Allier is found in the Cher department, and is approximately 45mins from the lake and on the border with the Burgundy region.
Sancerre is a small town situated above the Loire River about 20 minutes from the lake. Best known for the quality white wines produced in the surrounding vineyards.
Just 15 minutes away is the beautiful and medieval town of La Charité-sur-Loire, surrounded by the ramparts next to the gorgeous Loire River. It’s famous for the Clunisian priory.