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Merignac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Merignac in Charente

Photo is of Saint-Simon at 5 km from Merignac

Visit Merignac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Simon at 5 km and Jarnac at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 5 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 8 km (direction west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 18 km (direction east)

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with...

See Angouleme guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Cognac guide
 
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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 22 km (direction south-east)

The 12th century church in roman style is the...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Barbezieux guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has...

See Tusson guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 35 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 37 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide

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

Map of places to visit near Merignac

 
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Markets in and near Merignac

  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (7km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (18km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (24km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (26km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (39km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (39km)

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (12km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (17km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (40km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (17km)
  • Logis de Forge (22km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (29km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (22km)
  • Forêt de Pons (39km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (43km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Merignac is in the west of France at 20 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Merignac is 396 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Merignac

Canton: Jarnac

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16200

Distance to Merignac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 396 km

from Calais: 601 km

from Nice: 622 km

from Bordeaux: 103 km

from Strasbourg: 673 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 Merignac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bassac, Echallat, Fleurac, Foussignac, Gondeville, Moulidars, Saint-Meme-les-Carrieres, Saint-Simon, Triac-Lautrait and Vaux-Rouillac.

This page in French: Visiter Merignac

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