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Monsec tourism and travel guide

Photo of Monsec in Dordogne

Photo is of Brantome at 11 km from Monsec

Visit Monsec: highlights and tourist information

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Monsec is situated in the Dordogne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Brantome at 11 km and Brantome Abbey at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Monsec, 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 Monsec in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Brantome

Brantome

at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an...

See Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Abbey at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

Brantome Abbey is an impressive abbey with troglodyte caves in...

See Brantome Abbey guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive...

See Chateau de Bourdeilles guide
Bourdeilles

Bourdeilles

at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest...

See Bourdeilles guide
 
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Nontron

Nontron

at 16 km (direction north-east)

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional...

See Nontron guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 17 km (direction east)

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought...

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 20 km (direction east)

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its...

See Varaignes guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 21 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente department

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has...

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 22 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente department

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates, but rather...

See Marthon guide
Saint-Jean-de-Cole

Saint-Jean-de-Cole

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east)

Saint-Jean-de-Cole is a small but very pretty village with a nice...

See Saint-Jean-de-Cole guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente department

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Riberac

Riberac

at 24 km (direction south-west)

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known...

See Riberac guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente department

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

See Charmant guide
Perigueux

Perigueux

at 29 km (direction south-east)

One of our favourite towns in the Dordogne, Perigueux has an imposing...

See Perigueux guide

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Map of places to visit near Monsec

 
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Markets in and near Monsec

  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (11km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (19km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Perigueux: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (30km)
  • Saint-Astier: market Thursday (31km)
  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (31km)

More information about Monsec, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Monsec, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (11km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (17km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (24km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (26km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (30km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Monsec is in the south-west of France at 30 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Monsec is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monsec

Canton: Mareuil

Arrondissement: Nontron

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24340

Distance to Monsec

from Perigueux (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 567 km

from Bordeaux: 108 km

from Strasbourg: 650 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airports at either Bergerac (or Bordeaux). Alternatively to drive from the cross-channel ports takes around 9-11 hours. For driving distances to Monsec from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Montabourlet, La Gonterie-Boulouneix, Leguillac-de-Cercles, Saint-Crepin-de-Richemont, Saint-Felix-de-Bourdeilles, Saint-Sulpice-de-Mareuil and Vieux-Mareuil.

This page in French: Visiter Monsec

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