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Monts-sur-Guesnes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Monts-sur-Guesnes in Vienne

Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 18 km from Monts-sur-Guesnes

Visit Monts-sur-Guesnes: highlights and tourist information

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Monts-sur-Guesnes is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 18 km and Chateau du Rivau at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Monts-sur-Guesnes, 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 Monts-sur-Guesnes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 22 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau...

See Chateau du Rivau guide


at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses...

See Chatellerault guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


Theme Park at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide


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

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

See Chinon guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide


at 33 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-west), 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


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Monts-sur-Guesnes


Markets in and near Monts-sur-Guesnes

  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (14km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (27km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (28km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (28km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (29km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (29km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (29km)

Hotels near Monts-sur-Guesnes

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Tourist attractions near Monts-sur-Guesnes, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (15km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (14km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (37km)
  • Chauvigny (51km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (49km)

Geography and distances

Monts-sur-Guesnes is in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Monts-sur-Guesnes is 268 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monts-sur-Guesnes

Canton: Monts-sur-Guesnes

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86420

Distance to Monts-sur-Guesnes

from Poitiers (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 268 km

from Calais: 464 km

from Nice: 657 km

from Bordeaux: 239 km

from Strasbourg: 593 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 Monts-sur-Guesnes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berthegon, Derce, Guesnes, La Roche-Rigault, Princay, Saires and Savigny-sous-Faye.

This page in French: Visiter Monts-sur-Guesnes

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