Come for the competition and stay for the breathtaking tourism… it’s France!
Most visits here will concentrate in the older part of the town, where many houses can be seen that were built from the 16th century onwards, when Chateauroux became an important local centre for textile production.
Most leisure activities near Chateauroux are based in the Chateauroux forest, to the south of the town at Le Poinconnet, which has lots of trails, cycle routes and opportunities to enjoy the countryside.
Berry is the small part of south-central France corresponding roughly to the two departments of Indre (36) and Cher (18) and the north of departments Allier (03) and Creuse (23), all named after the major rivers that run through them.
About 250 kilometres south of Paris, between the Loire valley and the mountains of the Auvergne, Berry has a varied topography from north to south.
Berry is at the geographical heart of France. Paris is a three hour drive away by autoroute, either the A20 or A71. The Atlantic coast can be reached in 4 hours and the Mediterranean in 5 hours. Switzerland is only 5 hours drive to the east but you can ski or snowboard in the Cantal, three hours away by road.