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Moncontour tourism and travel guide

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Visit Moncontour: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the town's leisure lake

Moncontour is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Moncontour. For detailed visitor information see the Moncontour travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 18 km and Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 30 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Moncontour, 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 Moncontour in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

less than one km (direction east-north-east)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 18 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars...

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that...

See Parthenay guide
 
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Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see:...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France',...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also...

See Montsoreau guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive...

See Chinon guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se...

See Tavant guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with...

See Chateau de Saumur guide

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

Map of places to visit near Moncontour

 
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Markets in and near Moncontour

  • Airvault: market Saturday (11km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (18km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (18km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (30km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (30km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (31km)

More information about Moncontour, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Moncontour, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (17km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (17km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (30km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Moncontour is in the west of France at 43 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Moncontour is 282 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Moncontour

Canton: Moncontour

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86330

Distance to Moncontour

from Poitiers (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 282 km

from Calais: 473 km

from Nice: 670 km

from Bordeaux: 231 km

from Strasbourg: 611 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Moncontour from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brie, Irais, Marnes, Martaize and Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes.

This page in French: Visiter Moncontour

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