The national capital Paris is situated 260 miles (418 kilometers) northeast of Montils.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, no matter how popular, usually only offers you a glimpse into the broader personality of a region. So schedule in some time to explore Poitou-Charentes' other cultural and natural attractions. Go to Cognac, and enjoy the Hennessy Cognac Company and Chateau de Cognac. Cognac is 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Montils is an excellent place to visit. If you are ready for even more, travel to Jarnac and enjoy the Musee Francois Mitterrand and Francois Mitterrand's Grave. Jarnac is 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Montils.
Saintes is about 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Montils. This center features a number of interesting tourist attractions, like Musee Presidial, Arch of Germanicus and Saintes Amphitheatre. Musee d'Archeologie, Abbaye aux Dames and Saintes Cathedral are just a handful of the many other interesting attractions in Saintes.
For a look into the heart and soul of Montils, be sure to visit the region's many monasteries. A really good way to develop an understanding for a place is by understanding its history. While here, be sure to see the area's historic fortresses.
See a side of Poitou-Charentes most visitors don't see by spending time with a passionate local guide on one of the winery tours, city walking tours and cycling tours.
Everything has to end, but be rest assured, when you have to say "Au revoir / À bientôt", you'll still have plenty of memories and keepsakes to treasure.