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Photo of Merpins in Charente

Photo is of Cognac at 4 km from Merpins

Visit Merpins: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 4 km and Jarnac at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Merpins, 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 Merpins in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cognac guide


at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Jarnac guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a...

See Pons guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive...

See Saintes guide


at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Jonzac guide


at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

See Barbezieux guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 33 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River,...

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Angouleme guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tusson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known...

See Talmont guide


at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Torsac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Merpins


Markets in and near Merpins

  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (16km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (17km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (22km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (37km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (39km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (40km)

More information about Merpins, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Merpins, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (4km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (13km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (21km)
  • La Roche Courbon (36km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (38km)
  • Logis de Forge (40km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (5km)
  • Forêt de Pons (17km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (31km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Merpins is in the west of France at 41 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Merpins is 409 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Merpins

Canton: Cognac-Sud

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16100

Distance to Merpins

from Angouleme (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 409 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 642 km

from Bordeaux: 94 km

from Strasbourg: 694 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 Merpins from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ars, Boutiers-Saint-Trojan, Cherac, Cognac, Gente, Gimeux, Javrezac, Louzac-Saint-Andre, Saint-Laurent-de-Cognac and Salignac-sur-Charente.

This page in French: Visiter Merpins

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