Its a good area for cycling. The Department roads are very quiet and its not very hilly . There are several cycle maps available.www.berrycyclettes.fr
Hiking: There are several beautiful walking and hiking routes available around Sancerre, Bourges , fôret de Tronçais etc…. www.sentiers-en-france.eu/sentiers-cher-18/ and www.tracegps.com/fr/parcours/circuit11572.htm
Golf:You will find at least 5 golfcourses (18 and 9 holes)within a distance of 40 km around domaine de Chassy . The golfcourses are generally quiet and relatively cheap Sancerre(50 km) (18 holes) www.Sancerre.net/golf/ Bourges(30 km)(18 holes) www.golf-bourges.com Germigny (22 km) (9 holes) www.golf-germigny.com Magny Cours (43 km) 18 holes Nassigny (53 km) 18 holes golfclub.valdecher.free.fr
Cities to visit not far from Chassy are for example Nevers, Moulins and Bourges. Julius César thought Bourges to be the most beautiful city of Gaul. The city is well known for its art and history. Bourges has the famous cathedral of Saint Etienne with its stained-glass windows. Bourges also has good restaurants and nice cafés/bars.
Gardens Nearby there are all kinds of gardens you can visit, like the rose garden of Ainay le Vieil, Apremont with its beautiful English garden(one of the most beautuful villages in France), the medieval garden of Orsan, Drulon with its collection of statues and art etc. www.Apremont-sur-Allier.com www.prieuredorsan.com
Castles and roman churches: the circuit of Jacques Coeur, known for its beautiful and interesting castles and also a circuit with plenty of roman churches. www.Berrylecher.com
Pottery village la Borne:the speciality of this lovely village is sandstone pottery. In the village is a pottery museum and there are numerous studios selling ceramic artworks, not to be missed..www.ceramiclaborne.org
Brocantes During the summer don’t miss the antique markets, mostly in the weekends. The villages nearby all have their local markets, Sancoins is known for its cattle market. www.le-denicheur.net/c9-sortir-dans-le-cher
Le Cher has developed a delicious local gastronomy throughout the years. Local food is simple and rustic but varied and of a high quality. The choice is wide given the rich environment (ponds, forests, etc) and livestock breeding.
Wine this region is primarily known for its white wines ,but also serves rose and red wine such as Sancerre, Menetou Salon, Pouilly-fumé, Quincy, Reuilly, Chateaumeillant. www.vins-centre-loire.com But this region is also known for its goats cheese ; crottin de Chavignol www.crottindechavignol.fr