Raix tourism and travel guide

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Visit Raix: highlights and tourist information

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Raix is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Raix is 359 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Raix

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)

More information about Raix, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Raix, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Raix is in the west of France. 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