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Where we are

Our gîtes are situated in the southern part of the department of Cher in central France, in fact, the geographical centres of France are only a few miles away. Le Champiau is approximately 50 kms south of Bourges (see map below), near the borders of three departments: Cher, Allier, and Indre.

Le Champiau is in the little hamlet of Le Carroir, surrounded by working countryside, approximately 2.5 kms from the nearest village (St Pierre-les-Bois), which has a small café/restaurant. The nearest town of Le Châtelet (5 kms) has all the usual services, including cafés, pharmacy, bakers, supermarket (open on Sunday mornings), doctor, and dentist.The old fortress town of St Amand Montrond (20 kms) has all the usual facilities and services, including several restaurants and cafés, a hospital with casualty, and SNCF line to Paris and the south.

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[Further detailed directions can be found on our Contacts page]

The area is easily accessible by car, being approximately six to seven hours’ drive from the Channel ports and only two hours’ drive from Limoges airport (Ryanair, Flybe). Slightly further afield, Poitiers and Tours airports (Ryanair), Lyon airport (BA and Air France), and Paris CDG are still viable. The A20 (free) and A71 (toll) give quick access into and out of the area. The nearest mainline SNCF station with direct links to Paris is at St Amand Montrond.

If you are not arriving by car, then some pick-ups can be arranged, please ask for details.


Map of France - Bourges is at its centre