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Montalembert tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 10 km from Montalembert

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Montalembert is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Montalembert in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 10 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 15 km.

Montalembert, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

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at 18 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

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

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
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at 22 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 41 km (direction east), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of...

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at 41 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente,...

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the...

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at 49 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vienne department

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

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at 49 km (direction south), in the Charente department

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic...

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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 52 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

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Markets in and near Montalembert

  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (5km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (11km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Melle: market Friday (26km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (29km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (35km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (36km)

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Tourist attractions near Montalembert, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (19km)
  • Sanxay (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (11km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (14km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (22km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (32km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (13km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (21km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (26km)
  • Laverré (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (18km)
  • Zoodyssée (43km)

Geography and distances

Montalembert is in the western-centre of France at 53 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Montalembert is 347 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montalembert

Canton: Sauzé-Vaussais

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79190

Distance to Montalembert

from Niort (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 347 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 620 km

from Bordeaux: 153 km

from Strasbourg: 634 km

Getting here

Most visitors will come by car, as an excursion from the Loire Valley or approximately 4 hours from the channel port at Saint-Malo. For driving distances to Montalembert from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Foret-de-Tesse, Les Adjots, Limalonges, Londigny, Maire-Levescault, Montjean, Saint-Macoux, Saint-Martin-du-Clocher, Sauze-Vaussais and Vouleme.

This page in French: Visiter Montalembert


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