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Visit Merignac: highlights and tourist information

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Merignac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 114 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Merignac is 441 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 17 km and Barbezieux at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Merignac, 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 Merignac 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-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Merignac


Markets in and near Merignac

  • Montendre: market Thursday (10km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (26km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (27km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (35km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (41km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (42km)

More information about Merignac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Merignac, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (34km)
  • Blaye citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (36km)
  • Cussac Fort Paté (Vauban fortifications) (38km)
  • Fort Médoc (Vauban fortifications) (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (39km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (49km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (27km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (34km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (41km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (41km)
  • Logis de Forge (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (31km)
  • Forêt de Pons (35km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (40km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (44km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Merignac

Canton: Montlieu-la-Garde

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17210

Distance to Merignac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 114 km

from Paris: 441 km

from Calais: 645 km

from Nice: 626 km

from Bordeaux: 59 km

from Strasbourg: 709 km

Getting here

Merignac is in the west of France. Most visitors will arrive by car typically from a channel ferry ports such as Saint Malo, Caen or Cherbourg, a drive af about 4-5 hours. For driving distances to Merignac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bran, Chantillac, Chatenet, Chaunac, Chevanceaux, Jussas, Le Pin, Leoville, Messac, Polignac, Pommiers-Moulons, Sainte-Colombe, Sousmoulins, Vanzac and Vibrac.

This page in French: Visiter Merignac

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