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Montreuil-Bellay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 0 km from Montreuil-Bellay

Visit Montreuil-Bellay: highlights and tourist information

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Montreuil-Bellay is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Attractions in Montreuil-Bellay

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by medieval ramparts and furnished n period style: Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Tourist classifications for Montreuil-Bellay include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 0 km and Chateau de Saumur at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montreuil-Bellay, 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 Montreuil-Bellay in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle less than one km (direction north-north-east)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views...

See Chateau de Saumur guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you...

See Thouars guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has...

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 30 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 31 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre...

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Montreuil-Bellay


Markets in and near Montreuil-Bellay

Market days in Montreuil-Bellay: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (12km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (17km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (18km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (27km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (28km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (28km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Montreuil-Bellay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Montreuil-Bellay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (22km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (22km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (13km)

Geography and distances

Montreuil-Bellay is in the western-centre of France at 49 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Montreuil-Bellay is 268 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montreuil-Bellay

Canton: Montreuil-Bellay

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49260

Distance to Montreuil-Bellay

from Angers (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 268 km

from Calais: 449 km

from Nice: 693 km

from Bordeaux: 257 km

from Strasbourg: 611 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Montreuil-Bellay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antoigne, Brossay, Saint-Just-sur-Dive, Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay and Vaudelnay.

This page in French: Visiter Montreuil-Bellay

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