Saint-Medard tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Medard in Charente

Photo is of Barbezieux at 4 km from Saint-Medard

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Saint-Medard 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-Medard in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 4 km and Saint-Simon at 16 km.

Saint-Medard, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 4 km (direction south-south-west)

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along...

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the...

See Jarnac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 21 km (direction east)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument here...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
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Jonzac

Jonzac

at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 25 km (direction north-west)

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 25 km (direction east)

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle and a...

See Charmant guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Torsac guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 30 km (direction east)

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house with a substantial...

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 33 km (direction east)

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has a...

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Pons

Pons

at 33 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 36 km (direction south-east)

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground...

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-east)

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Medard

  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (5km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (19km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (21km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (27km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (30km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (33km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (33km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (33km)

More information about Saint-Medard, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Medard, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (21km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (44km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (47km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (5km)
  • Logis de Forge (21km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (29km)
  • Forêt de Pons (33km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Medard is in the west of France at 28 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Saint-Medard is 417 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Medard

Canton: Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16300

Distance to Saint-Medard

from Angouleme (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 417 km

from Calais: 622 km

from Nice: 619 km

from Bordeaux: 83 km

from Strasbourg: 688 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-Medard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Barret, Birac, Ladiville, Lagarde-sur-le-Ne, Lignieres-Sonneville, Malaville, Nonaville, Saint-Bonnet, Touzac, Vignolles and Viville.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Medard

 
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