Léré, Cher

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The collegiate church of Saint-Martin, in Léré
The collegiate church of Saint-Martin, in Léré
Coat of arms of Léré
Coat of arms
Léré is located in France
Coordinates: 47°28′15″N 2°52′26″E / 47.4708°N 2.8739°E / 47.4708; 2.8739Coordinates: 47°28′15″N 2°52′26″E / 47.4708°N 2.8739°E / 47.4708; 2.8739
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Sancerre
Intercommunality CC Pays Fort Sancerrois Val de Loire
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Patrice de Lamerville
Area1 15.98 km2 (6.17 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,217
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18125 /18240
Elevation 132–198 m (433–650 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.

Léré is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France.


A farming area comprising a very small town and several hamlets situated by the banks of the Loire lateral canal in the valley of the river Loire, some 35 miles (56 km) northeast of Bourges, at the junction of the D951, D751 and the D42 roads.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 923 —    
1968 923 +0.0%
1975 880 −4.7%
1982 925 +5.1%
1990 1,161 +25.5%
1999 1,296 +11.6%
2008 1,217 −6.1%


  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • A fifteenth-century manorhouse.
  • The chateau of Villate, dating from the fifteenth century.

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