Saint-Mary tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Mary in Charente

Photo is of Chateau de La Rochefoucauld at 10 km from Saint-Mary

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Mary in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de La Rochefoucauld at 10 km and La Rochefoucauld at 10 km.

Saint-Mary, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 10 km (direction south)

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

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 10 km (direction south)

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

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Bayers

Bayers

at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bayers guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

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Marthon

Marthon

at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates, but rather several...

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Angouleme

Angouleme

at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

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Tusson

Tusson

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Varaignes

Varaignes

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

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The...

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Confolens

Confolens

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert is a charming village with a church and castle and a...

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Torsac

Torsac

at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages to stroll around...

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Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Mary

  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (22km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (28km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (33km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (34km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (36km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (40km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (40km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (43km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Mary, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (27km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (30km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (34km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (36km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (41km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (24km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (27km)
  • Logis de Forge (37km)
  • Jardin de Liliane (45km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (53km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (60km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (19km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (39km)
  • Site Corot (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Mary is in the west of France at 27 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Saint-Mary is 367 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Mary

Canton: Saint-Claud

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16260

Distance to Saint-Mary

from Angouleme (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 367 km

from Calais: 579 km

from Nice: 592 km

from Bordeaux: 134 km

from Strasbourg: 634 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 Saint-Mary from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure, La Rochette, La Tache, Les Pins, Lussac and Sainte-Colombe.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Mary

 
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