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Mesnac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Cognac at 10 km from Mesnac

Visit Mesnac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 10 km and Jarnac at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Mesnac, 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 Mesnac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Cognac guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Jarnac guide


at 22 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Saintes guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

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

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide


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

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

See Pons guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Jonzac guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Barbezieux guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tusson guide


at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Angouleme guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park...

See Surgeres guide


at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bayers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mesnac


Markets in and near Mesnac

  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (11km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (18km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (26km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (27km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (37km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (38km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (40km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (42km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (42km)

Hotels near Mesnac

More information about Mesnac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Mesnac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (10km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (17km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (30km)
  • La Roche Courbon (33km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (38km)
  • Logis de Forge (45km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (6km)
  • Forêt de Pons (26km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (41km)

Geography and distances

Mesnac is in the west of France at 43 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Mesnac is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mesnac

Canton: Cognac-Nord

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16370

Distance to Mesnac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 598 km

from Nice: 645 km

from Bordeaux: 106 km

from Strasbourg: 687 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 Mesnac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Burie, Cherves-Richemont, Le Seure, Migron, Mons, Prignac and Saint-Sulpice-de-Cognac.

This page in French: Visiter Mesnac

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