The Château de Culan
|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|• Mayor (2011–2014)||Jean-Claude Gross|
|Area1||20.23 km2 (7.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||18083 / 18270|
|Elevation||220–332 m (722–1,089 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 890 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
It is best known for its 12th-15th century medieval castle, the Château de Culan, one of the oldest castles still occupied in the world. The castle has beautiful medieval gardens and it is open to visitors every day from Easter until November.
The commune is a farming area comprising the village and a few hamlets situated by the banks of the Arnon river, in the south of the département some 35 miles (56 km) south of Bourges and at the junction of the D997 with the D943, D4 and D65 roads.
- The church of St. Vincent, dating from the seventeenth century
- The castle
- A watermill
- A nineteenth-century viaduct
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Culan.|