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Montjean tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montjean in Charente

Photo is of Ruffec at 9 km from Montjean

Visit Montjean: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 9 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montjean, 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 Montjean in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Ruffec

Ruffec

at 9 km (direction south-east)

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

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Tusson guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
 
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Bayers

Bayers

at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bayers guide
Melle

Melle

at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 26 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 43 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 44 km (direction east)

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

See Confolens guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 44 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 44 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 47 km (direction south)

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

See Angouleme guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 51 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 51 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montjean

 
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Markets in and near Montjean

  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (5km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (14km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Melle: market Friday (25km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (27km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (35km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (37km)

More information about Montjean, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Montjean, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (15km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (17km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (33km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (35km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (53km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (14km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (17km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (25km)
  • Laverré (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (22km)
  • Zoodyssée (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Montjean is in the west of France at 49 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Montjean is 350 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montjean

Canton: Villefagnan

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16240

Distance to Montjean

from Angouleme (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 350 km

from Calais: 555 km

from Nice: 622 km

from Bordeaux: 149 km

from Strasbourg: 638 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 Montjean from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernac, La Chapelle-Pouilloux, La Chevrerie, La Foret-de-Tesse, La Magdeleine, Limalonges, Londigny, Lorigne, Montalembert, Saint-Martin-du-Clocher, Sauze-Vaussais and Villiers-le-Roux.

This page in French: Visiter Montjean

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