Saint-Benoît-du-Sault is a medieval village, perched in a curve on a rocky butte overlooking the Portefeuille River in the Indre département. In 1988 it was named as one of the most beautiful villages of France.
Tourist Information office, Indre (36) - Center - Loire Valley: Place des Augustins,
- Phone: +33 2 5447 6795 or +33 2 5447 5144
- Fax: +33 2 5447 5919
A20 Highway (autoroute A20):
- Exit 18 (Argenton sud) : served city Argenton-sur-Creuse and Saint-Benoît-du-Sault
- Exit 19 (Celon) : served city Celon and Saint-Benoît-du-Sault
- Exit 20 (Éguzon Saint-Benoit) : served cities Éguzon-Chantôme and Saint-Benoît-du-Sault
- Argenton-sur-Creuse-Station, 2.30 hours from Paris (Austerlitz station) - then 20 min by bus.
- Limoges Airport, then 50 min by road
- Chateauroux Airport, then 40 min by road
The town is surrounded by a double line of ramparts. The first, the most ancient, protected the priory, the church and the fort, the second established in the XVth century, encircled the commercial part. Still today, its maze of narrow cobbled streets are a must to explore, and makes Saint-Benoît-du-Sault a beautiful medieval town.
Of architectural significance:
- Portal XIVth
- Roman Priory XIVth
- the middle age city in general
On the 15th August each year, there is a fete and very large and magnificent fireworks display which is a must-see for anyone in the area. Each month there is also a market in the town square.