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Montmorillon tourism and travel guide

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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!

Montmorillon is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chauvigny at 23 km and Le-Dorat at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 16 km (direction )

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe,...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

We especially enjoyed exploring the castles along the hilltop when visiting...

See Chauvigny guide
Le-Dorat

Le-Dorat

at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring...

See Le-Dorat guide
Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-east)

The pretty village of Angles sur l'Anglin and the river...

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
 
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Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Bellac

Bellac

at 36 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of...

See Bellac guide
Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction east), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 40 km (direction east)

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the main historical monuments...

See La Roche-Posay guide
Mortemart

Mortemart

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is...

See Mortemart guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Montrol-Senard

Montrol-Senard

at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been...

See Montrol-Senard guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including...

See Poitiers guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Indre department

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 47 km (direction west-north-west)

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montmorillon

 
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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

What to do at Montmorillon? 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

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

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Montmorillon is in the west of France at 44 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Montmorillon is 292 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montmorillon

Canton: Montmorillon

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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

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 kilometres from ): Saulge.

This page in French: Visiter Montmorillon

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