Mons tourism and travel guide

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Visit Mons: highlights and tourist information

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Mons is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 73 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Mons is 394 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 14 km and Saint-Jean d'Angely at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mons, 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 Mons 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 Mons

Markets in and near Mons

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (6km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (21km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (22km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (31km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (37km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (39km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (42km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (42km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (42km)

More information about Mons, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Mons, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Mons.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (8km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (13km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (23km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (33km)
  • La Roche Courbon (34km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (35km)
  • Logis de Forge (47km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (47km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (11km)
  • Forêt de Pons (31km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (45km)
  • Forêt de Benon (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (36km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mons

Canton: Matha

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17160

Distance to Mons

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 394 km

from Calais: 593 km

from Nice: 645 km

from Bordeaux: 111 km

from Strasbourg: 684 km

Getting here

Mons 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 Mons from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aujac, Aumagne, Authon-Ebeon, Blanzac-les-Matha, Burie, Courcerac, Le Seure, Matha, Mesnac, Migron, Prignac, Sonnac and Thors.

This page in French: Visiter Mons