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Montbron tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Marthon at 7 km from Montbron

Visit Montbron: highlights and tourist information

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Montbron is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Marthon at 7 km and Varaignes at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montbron, 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 Montbron in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Marthon

Marthon

at 7 km (direction south-west)

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

See Marthon guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 8 km (direction south-south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Varaignes guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
 
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Nontron

Nontron

at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Nontron guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages...

See Torsac guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Rochechouart

Rochechouart

at 30 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has...

See Rochechouart guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Charmant guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayers guide

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Map of places to visit near Montbron

 
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Markets in and near Montbron

  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (22km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (28km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (32km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (36km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (38km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (40km)

Hotels near Montbron

More information about Montbron, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Montbron, France

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

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

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (25km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (32km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (39km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (43km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (32km)
  • Jardin de Liliane (37km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (44km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (2km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (29km)
  • Site Corot (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Montbron is in the west of France at 26 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Montbron is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montbron

Canton: Montbron

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16220

Distance to Montbron

from Angouleme (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 596 km

from Nice: 578 km

from Bordeaux: 125 km

from Strasbourg: 637 km

Getting here

Most visitors to the region come by car with arrive here by car with the ferry ports at Saint Malo taking about 5 hours driving time. For driving distances to Montbron from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ecuras, Eymouthiers, Orgedeuil, Rouzede, Saint-Sornin, Soudat and Vouthon.

This page in French: Visiter Montbron

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