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The church of Saint-Roch
The church of Saint-Roch
Coat of arms of Vallenay
Coat of arms
Vallenay is located in France
Coordinates: 46°48′08″N 2°22′19″E / 46.8022°N 2.3719°E / 46.8022; 2.3719Coordinates: 46°48′08″N 2°22′19″E / 46.8022°N 2.3719°E / 46.8022; 2.3719
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Trouy
Intercommunality Portes du Boischaut
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Faucher
Area1 25.66 km2 (9.91 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 697
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18270 /18190
Elevation 138–226 m (453–741 ft)
(avg. 180 m or 590 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.

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


An area of forestry and farming comprising two villages and a couple of hamlets situated in the valley of the river Cher, about 20 miles (32 km) south of Bourges at the junction of the D3 with the D38 road. The A71 autoroute runs through the commune’s eastern territory.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 963 —    
1968 1,009 +4.8%
1975 1,021 +1.2%
1982 833 −18.4%
1990 857 +2.9%
1999 709 −17.3%
2008 697 −1.7%


  • The priory church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The chateau of Bigny.
  • The chateau du Preuil.
  • A forge ‘La Petite Forge’ at Bigny.
  • Old limekilns.
  • A seventeenth-century chapel at Bigny.

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