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Mainzac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mainzac in Charente

Photo is of Varaignes at 6 km from Mainzac

Visit Mainzac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Varaignes at 6 km and Marthon at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Mainzac, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Mainzac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Varaignes

Varaignes

at 6 km (direction north-east), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The...

See Varaignes guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 7 km (direction north-north-west)

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates,...

See Marthon guide
Nontron

Nontron

at 14 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural...

See Nontron guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
 
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Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Torsac guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll...

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Charmant guide
Brantome

Brantome

at 24 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with...

See Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Abbey at 24 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

Brantome Abbey is an impressive abbey with troglodyte caves...

See Brantome Abbey guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new...

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide
Bourdeilles

Bourdeilles

at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest compared...

See Bourdeilles guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Dordogne department

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive...

See Chateau de Bourdeilles guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente

Map of places to visit near Mainzac

 
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Markets in and near Mainzac

  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (18km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (25km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (25km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (29km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (30km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (33km)

More information about Mainzac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Mainzac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (24km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (26km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (35km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (36km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (37km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (41km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (13km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (34km)
  • Site Corot (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Mainzac is in the west of France at 27 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Mainzac is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mainzac

Canton: Montbron

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16380

Distance to Mainzac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 575 km

from Bordeaux: 115 km

from Strasbourg: 645 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 Mainzac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charras, Connezac, Hautefaye, Souffrignac and Varaignes.

This page in French: Visiter Mainzac

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