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Raix tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 7 km from Raix

Visit Raix: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 7 km and Tusson at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Raix, 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 Raix in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Ruffec

Ruffec

at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Ruffec guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Tusson guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Bayers guide
 
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Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Melle

Melle

at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 36 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Angouleme guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 42 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Confolens guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide

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

Map of places to visit near Raix

 
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Markets in and near Raix

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (15km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (18km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (23km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (30km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Melle: market Friday (32km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (35km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)

Hotels near Raix

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Tourist attractions near Raix, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (21km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (26km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (40km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (43km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (8km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (13km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (46km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (30km)
  • Zoodyssée (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Raix is in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Raix is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Raix

Canton: Villefagnan

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16240

Distance to Raix

from Angouleme (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 565 km

from Nice: 619 km

from Bordeaux: 140 km

from Strasbourg: 643 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 Raix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernac, Besse, Brettes, Charme, Courcome, Empure, La Chevrerie, La Faye, La Magdeleine, Salles-de-Villefagnan, Souvigne, Theil-Rabier, Tuzie, Villefagnan and Villiers-le-Roux.

This page in French: Visiter Raix

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