Mainxe tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Jarnac at 5 km from Mainxe

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Mainxe is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Mainxe in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jarnac at 5 km and Saint-Simon at 9 km.

Mainxe, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Jarnac

Jarnac

at 5 km (direction north-north-east)

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the...

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 9 km (direction east)

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along...

See Saint-Simon guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide
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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument here...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 27 km (direction east)

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic...

See Angouleme guide
Pons

Pons

at 29 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 33 km (direction east)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages to stroll around...

See Torsac guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle and a...

See Charmant guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house with a substantial...

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 38 km (direction north-east)

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has a...

See Villebois-Lavalette guide

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Markets in and near Mainxe

  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (5km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (23km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (26km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (27km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (29km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (32km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (43km)

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Tourist attractions near Mainxe, France

What to do at Mainxe? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Mainxe.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (5km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (25km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (29km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (53km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (10km)
  • Logis de Forge (26km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (38km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (46km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (16km)
  • Forêt de Pons (29km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Mainxe is in the west of France at 27 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Mainxe is 405 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mainxe

Canton: Segonzac

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16200

Distance to Mainxe

from Angouleme (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 405 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 628 km

from Bordeaux: 94 km

from Strasbourg: 684 km

Getting here

Most visitors to the region come by car with arrive here by car with the ferry ports at Saint Malo taking about 5 hours driving time. For driving distances to Mainxe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourg-Charente, Bouteville, Gensac-la-Pallue, Gondeville, Jarnac, Juillac-le-Coq, Saint-Meme-les-Carrieres, Saint-Preuil, Segonzac and Triac-Lautrait.

This page in French: Visiter Mainxe

 
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