Marthon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Marthon in Charente

Visit Marthon: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Marthon is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 22 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Marthon is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de La Rochefoucauld at 16 km and Torsac at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marthon, 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 Marthon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Marthon

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

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)


Geography and distances

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

Marthon is in the west of France. 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