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Montendre tourism and travel guide

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Visit Montendre: highlights and tourist information

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Montendre is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 113 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Montendre is 448 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 18 km and Blaye at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montendre, 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 Montendre 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 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

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

Montendre 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 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

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