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Merignac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Jonzac at 17 km from Merignac

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Merignac is situated in the Charente-Maritime 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 Merignac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 17 km and Barbezieux at 20 km.

Merignac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Jonzac

Jonzac

at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Jonzac guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

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

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Pons

Pons

at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

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Blaye

Blaye

at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The town of Blaye is well known because of the extensive citadel...

See Blaye guide
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The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 37 km (direction east), in the Charente department

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground...

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east), in the Charente department

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Pauillac

Pauillac

at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small town of Pauillac is best known for the surrounding wine...

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Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 41 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 41 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

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Vertheuil

Vertheuil

at 43 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey and also the...

See Vertheuil guide
Margaux

Margaux

at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

The village and region here are known worldwide because of the prestigious...

See Margaux guide

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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

 
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Geography and distances

Merignac is in the west of France at 114 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Merignac is 441 kilometres from Paris).

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

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.

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