The village of Préveranges is located in the very South of the Cher department, close to the Creuse department (part of the Limousin region). A little to the East is the Allier department, which is part of the Auvergne region. The Cher department used to belon to the Berry Province. This name is still used to indicate the beautiful green and rural area that covers the Cher and Indre departments.
Below you will find a number of interesting places to visit in the Préveranges area. In the guest dining room you will find more information about these and other places to visit. Feel free to ask us for advice.
The lake Sidiailles is 10-minute drive away. Here, you can swim in a secluded part of the lake, lie on the beach, rent a pedal boat, or (for the real dare devils) take a trip through the ‘Parcours Aventure’, where you go from tree to tree with zip lines.
You can also fish (the lake is classified as ‘Great interior lake of the 1st category’, or take a nice hiking trip around the lake (16,7 kms, ± 5 hours).
France is a country with a large number of castles. Castle lovers will be in their element in the surroundings of Préveranges with for example the castle of Boussac (12,4 kms), the castle of Culan (17,5 kms), and a bit further away the castle of d’Ainay le vieil (42,3 kms) and the castle of Meillant (48,8 kms). There are of course other beautiful castles to visit; ask us for possibilities.
In addition to the castles, there are plenty of other interesting places to visit. For example, in Nohant-Vic, just over half an hour’s drive from Préveranges, is the home of the famous French writer George Sand, who has been in a relationship with the composer Fréderic Chopin. You can take a guided tour and wander in the beautiful gardens afterwards.
The Prieuré d’Orsan is also half an hour away, an old monastery with beautiful gardens, that is definitely worth a visit.
If you like to visit cities, then Bourges (the capital of the Cher department) is a good option. Bourges is a beautiful old town with an old Gothic cathedral and narrow streets with nice shops.
Another larg(er) city in the area that is worth visiting, is Montluçon (castle of the Dukes of Bourbon, MuPop museum).
You can bring your golf clubs with you, as in Nassigny (a 40 minute drive) is an 18-hole golf course in a beautiful park with old oak trees and a Bourbon castle.
There are several nice weekly markets to visit in the area. For example, on Thursday mornings in Boussac, on Friday mornings in Châteaumeillant and on Saturday mornings in La Châtre.
In addition, there are Brocantes and ‘vide greniers’ to visit. Ask us for more information.
Various hiking and cycling trips can be made in the Préveranges area. Route information is available from us. If required, we can provide for a packed lunch (€ 10,00 per person). You may use our own bikes, but these are not electric.
We are also one of the locations of ‘Het Franse Pad’, a very nice round trip through the Berry region, by foot or by bicycle. For more information go to www.hetfransepad.com