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Montils tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montils in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Pons at 8 km from Montils

Visit Montils: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 8 km and Cognac at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montils, 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 Montils in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pons guide


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

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

See Cognac guide


at 15 km (direction north-west)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide


at 26 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 33 km (direction north-west)

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 33 km (direction east), in the Charente department

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along...

See Saint-Simon guide


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

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

See Barbezieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well...

See Talmont guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Seaside resort at 41 km (direction west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade...

See Royan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Montils


Markets in and near Montils

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (8km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (26km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (28km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (33km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (34km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (38km)

More information about Montils, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Montils, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (14km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (20km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (29km)
  • La Roche Courbon (29km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (29km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (8km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (14km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (23km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (37km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (39km)
  • Pointe de Grave (44km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (50km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Montils is in the west of France at 76 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Montils is 417 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montils

Canton: Pons

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17800

Distance to Montils

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 76 km

from Paris: 417 km

from Calais: 615 km

from Nice: 651 km

from Bordeaux: 90 km

from Strasbourg: 704 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 Montils from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bougneau, Brives-sur-Charente, Colombiers, Dompierre-sur-Charente, Perignac, Rouffiac, Saint-Seurin-de-Palenne and Saint-Sever-de-Saintonge.

This page in French: Visiter Montils

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