Marthon tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates, but rather several small buildings and historic sites of interest

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Marthon. For detailed visitor information see the Marthon travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert at 10 km and La Rochefoucauld at 15 km.

Marthon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Varaignes

Varaignes

at 7 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Varaignes guide
Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

at 10 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert is a charming village with a church and castle and a...

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
 
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Mareuil-en-Perigord

Mareuil-en-Perigord

at 18 km (direction south), in the Dordogne department

The village of Mareuil in Mareuil-en-Perigord was one of the four baronies...

See Mareuil-en-Perigord guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Torsac guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

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Nontron

Nontron

at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Nontron guide
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 with a substantial...

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Charmant guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

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Brantome

Brantome

at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Brantome guide

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Markets in and near Marthon

  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (19km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (27km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (32km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (40km)

More information about Marthon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Marthon, France

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

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

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (32km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (32km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (41km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (47km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (48km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (48km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (6km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (34km)
  • Site Corot (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Marthon is in the west of France at 22 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Marthon is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marthon

Canton: Montbron

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16380

Distance to Marthon

from Angouleme (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 602 km

from Nice: 580 km

from Bordeaux: 118 km

from Strasbourg: 644 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 Marthon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Feuillade, Grassac, Saint-Germain-de-Montbron and Souffrignac.

This page in French: Visiter Marthon

 
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