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The church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, in Maisonnais
The church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, in Maisonnais
Maisonnais is located in France
Coordinates: 46°38′27″N 2°12′59″E / 46.6408°N 2.2164°E / 46.6408; 2.2164Coordinates: 46°38′27″N 2°12′59″E / 46.6408°N 2.2164°E / 46.6408; 2.2164
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Châteaumeillant
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul DuPlessis
Area1 26.95 km2 (10.41 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 213
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18135 /18170
Elevation 182–247 m (597–810 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 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.

Maisonnais is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.


A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets, situated by the banks of the river Sinaise some 32 miles (51 km) south of Bourges, on the D65 road and at the junction of the D70 and the D951 roads. The river forms much of the commune’s southwestern border with the department of Indre.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 333 —    
1968 389 +16.8%
1975 326 −16.2%
1982 276 −15.3%
1990 239 −13.4%
1999 221 −7.5%
2008 213 −3.6%


  • The remains of several buildings from the medieval priory.
  • The church of Saints Peter and Paul, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The ornamental gardens of the priory.

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