Montmorillon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montmorillon in Vienne

Visit Montmorillon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Although it is quite a small town, there is a lot to discover in the pretty town of Montmorillon - and bookshops!

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Montmorillon. For detailed visitor information see the Montmorillon travel guide.

Montmorillon is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 44 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Montmorillon is 292 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Montmorillon include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Verneuil-Moustiers at 22 km and Chauvigny at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montmorillon, 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 Montmorillon 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 Vienne

Map of places to visit near Montmorillon

Markets in and near Montmorillon

Market days in Montmorillon: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (16km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (27km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (40km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (45km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (48km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (48km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (48km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (50km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (51km)

More information about Montmorillon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Montmorillon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Montmorillon.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Brenne (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (0km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (23km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (31km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (36km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (54km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (30km)
  • Laverré (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (39km)
  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (54km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bellac (37km)
  • Bessines-sur-Gartempe (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (49km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Montmorillon

Canton: Montmorillon

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Postcode: 86500

Distance to Montmorillon

from Poitiers (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 292 km

from Calais: 508 km

from Nice: 586 km

from Bordeaux: 209 km

from Strasbourg: 569 km

Getting here

Montmorillon is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Montmorillon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Montmorillon): Saulge.

This page in French: Visiter Montmorillon