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Photo of Rai in Orne

Photo is of Mortagne-au-Perche at 26 km from Rai

Visit Rai: highlights and tourist information

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Rai is situated in the Orne department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mortagne-au-Perche at 26 km and Chateau de Beaumesnil at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rai, 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 Rai in Normandy.

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

Mortagne-au-Perche

Mortagne-au-Perche

at 26 km (direction south)

There are several places of historic interest to discover here at Mortagne-au-Perche,...

See Mortagne-au-Perche guide
Chateau de Beaumesnil

Chateau de Beaumesnil

Castle at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Beaumesnil is a baroque style castle surrounded by...

See Chateau de Beaumesnil guide
Haras du Pin

Haras du Pin

at 32 km (direction west)

The Haras du Pin is the oldest of the national horse...

See Haras du Pin guide
Sees

Sees

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

The cathedral is the famous attraction at Sees, but...

See Sees guide
 
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Belleme

Belleme

at 42 km (direction south)

Belleme is one of several small attractive villages within the...

See Belleme guide
Le Perche

Le Perche

at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

The peaceful countryside of the Perche Natural Regional Park has lots of...

See Le Perche guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 44 km (direction west)

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of...

See Argentan guide
Chateau de Harcourt

Chateau de Harcourt

Castle at 49 km (direction north-north-east), in the Eure department

The Chateau de Harcourt in Eure is a medieval castle now...

See Chateau de Harcourt guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 50 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Evreux

Evreux

at 51 km (direction east-north-east), in the Eure department

In Evreux it is the two religious monuments -...

See Evreux guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long...

See Lisieux guide
Nogent-le-Rotrou

Nogent-le-Rotrou

at 51 km (direction south-south-east), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Within the Perche Regional Natural Park, in Nogent-le-Rotrou you...

See Nogent-le-Rotrou guide
Alencon

Alencon

at 51 km (direction west-south-west)

There are several sites of historical interest in Alencon, best known...

See Alencon guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Calvados department

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide

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

Map of places to visit near Rai

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Markets in and near Rai

  • Vitrai-sous-Laigle: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Tourouvre: market Friday (19km)
  • Montreuil-l'Argille: market Tuesday (22km)
  • La Barre-en-Ouche: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Verneuil-sur-Avre: market Saturday (25km)
  • Breteuil: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Mortagne-Au-Perche: market Saturday all day (26km)
  • Longny-Au-Perche: market Wednesday (27km)
  • La Ferriere-sur-Risle: market Sunday (29km)
  • Le Mele-sur-Sarthe: market Wednesday (32km)

More information about Rai, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Rai, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (39km)
  • Sassy (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt d'Écouves (45km)
  • Forêt de Perseigne (46km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (46km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Orbec (33km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (19km)
 
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Geography and distances

Rai is in the north of France at 51 kilometres from Alencon, the department capital (general information: Rai is 130 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rai

Canton: Aigle-Ouest

Arrondissement: Mortagne-au-Perche

Department: Orne

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 61270

Distance to Rai

from Alencon (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 130 km

from Calais: 261 km

from Nice: 761 km

from Bordeaux: 444 km

from Strasbourg: 526 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ferry ports with Caen being especially close, typically within an hours drive. For driving distances to Rai from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aube, Auguaise, Beaufai, Brethel, Ecorcei, La Chapelle-Viel and Le Menil-Berard.

This page in French: Visiter Rai

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