Montendre tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Jonzac at 18 km from Montendre

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Montendre is situated in the Charente-Maritime 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 Montendre in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 18 km and Blaye at 26 km.

Montendre, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction )

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The town of Blaye is well known because of the extensive citadel...

See Blaye guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small town of Pauillac is best known for the surrounding wine...

See Pauillac guide


at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide


at 33 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey and also the...

See Vertheuil guide


at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

The village and region here are known worldwide because of the prestigious...

See Margaux guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide


at 41 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

A small town in Medoc, at Lesparre-Medoc you can see the remains...

See Lesparre-Medoc guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gironde department

Not generally considered as a travel destination, we found the center of...

See Libourne guide
The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

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

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground...

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east), in the Charente department

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide


at 46 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the...

See Jarnac guide


Heritage Site at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gironde department

Saint-Emilion is an exceptionally scenic town, and most unusual in being listed...

See Saint-Emilion guide

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Map of places to visit near Montendre


Markets in and near Montendre

Market days in Montendre: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Montendre: market Thursday (0km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (21km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (35km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (35km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Ambares-et-Lagrave: market Friday & (40km)
  • Castelnau-de-Medoc: market Sunday (42km)

More information about Montendre, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Montendre, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (43km)
  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (57km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (28km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (32km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (36km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (37km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (44km)
  • Logis de Forge (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (27km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (31km)
  • Forêt de Pons (35km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (55km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Montendre is in the west of France at 113 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Montendre is 448 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montendre

Canton: Montendre

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17130

Distance to Montendre

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 113 km

from Paris: 448 km

from Calais: 652 km

from Nice: 634 km

from Bordeaux: 52 km

from Strasbourg: 719 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chamouillac, Chartuzac, Corignac, Coux, Donnezac, Expiremont, Jussas, Pommiers-Moulons, Rouffignac and Soumeras.

This page in French: Visiter Montendre