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Visit Messac: highlights and tourist information

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Messac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 111 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Messac is 439 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Messac


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


Geography and distances

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

Messac is in the west of France. 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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