Moncontour tourism and travel guide

Photo of Moncontour in Vienne

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

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.

Moncontour is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 43 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Moncontour is 282 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 18 km and Parthenay at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Moncontour

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

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

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (2km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (9km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (11km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (34km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (24km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (35km)
  • La Guyonnière (37km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (56km)

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Moncontour is in the west of France. 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