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The district of Issoudun Castle

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Immerse yourself in the heart of Berry, a province born from the Ancien Regime in which mixes historical heritage, cultural traditions and gastronomy recognized for the delight of visitors! Just like Bourges its capital dynamic, the Berry offers a multitude of possibilities for a stay with family or friends. Proud of these natural spaces, this destination two hours from Paris is between the departments of Indre and Cher. Visit villages like Issoudun that shape the identity of this province with its iconic castle, white tower and museum of the Hospice Saint-Roch. Book a hotel in Issoudun now to discover all the facets of the Berry.

What to do during your stay in Issoudun?

Located between Bourges and Châteauroux, the city of Issoudun offers all the necessary comfort for tourists thanks to its quality hotel. The hotel in Issoudun that makes the difference is a few minutes walk from the city center. With its 3-hectare park, its spacious rooms and restaurant the hotel Jules Chevallier welcomes you all year round. From the hotel you can walk through the narrow streets of the city of Issoudun. The main buildings were built around the 12th century, the city being a high place of passage in the Middle Ages. You will find all tourist information at the Tourist Office, located in the House of Issoudun and Berry. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city and is recognizable thanks to its wooden sections. We recommend visiting the castle to the west of Issoudun.

In the footsteps of Honoré de Balzac at Frapesle Castle

Easily accessible from Issoudun train station, the castle sits in a wooded area a few minutes walk from the city center. The readers of La Rabouilleuse Honoré de Balzac will recognize the castle Frapesle which was his hotel in Issoudun. This is where the writer came to draw inspiration during visits to his friends Tourangin and Zulma Carraud. This castle registered in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments since 1993 belongs today to individuals. It is visited every day of the week during the months of June, July, August and September. Individual or group visits are also organized in French or in English. Built in 1804 and renovated in 1868, it has an English garden with original trees and groves.

For more information, contact us by phone or through our website. We will help you plan your trip by booking a hotel in Issoudun.All tourist attractions in this destination are waiting for you and we will be delighted to introduce you to the riches of our territory during your holiday.

services and benefits


  • 2h from Paris
  • Downtown
  • Quiet and peacefull environement
  • Seminars
  • First Hotel in department
  • Private park of 3 hectares