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Messac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Messac in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Jonzac at 15 km from Messac

Visit Messac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 15 km and Barbezieux at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Messac, 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 Messac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Jonzac

Jonzac

at 15 km (direction north-west)

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

See Jonzac guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Barbezieux guide
Pons

Pons

at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pons guide
Blaye

Blaye

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

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

See Blaye guide
 
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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...

See Pauillac guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne 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...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Vertheuil

Vertheuil

at 42 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

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

See Vertheuil guide
Charmant

Charmant

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

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

See Charmant guide
Margaux

Margaux

at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Margaux guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide

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

Map of places to visit near Messac

 
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Markets in and near Messac

  • Montendre: market Thursday (10km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (28km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (29km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (32km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (39km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (39km)

More information about Messac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Messac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (39km)
  • 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) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (49km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (50km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (26km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (32km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (41km)
  • Logis de Forge (41km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (28km)
  • Forêt de Pons (32km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (41km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (42km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Messac is in the west of France at 111 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Messac is 439 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Messac

Canton: Montendre

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17130

Distance to Messac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 111 km

from Paris: 439 km

from Calais: 643 km

from Nice: 628 km

from Bordeaux: 60 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 Messac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bran, Chantillac, Chatenet, Chaunac, Expiremont, Fontaines-d'Ozillac, Le Pin, Leoville, Merignac, Pommiers-Moulons, Saint-Medard, Sousmoulins, Vanzac and Vibrac.

This page in French: Visiter Messac

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