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Rancon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bellac at 10 km from Rancon

Visit Rancon: highlights and tourist information

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Rancon is situated in the Haute-Vienne 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 Rancon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bellac at 10 km and Lac de Saint-Pardoux at 11 km.

Rancon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction west)

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

See Bellac guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 11 km (direction south-east)

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the Haute-Vienne...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide


at 12 km (direction north-west)

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the...

See Le-Dorat guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

See Mortemart guide
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at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

See Montrol-Senard guide


at 25 km (direction south-west)

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the...

See Oradour-sur-Glane guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns...

See La Souterraine guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

See Brigueuil guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

Limoges is not usually featured on a list of 'must be visited...

See Limoges guide


at 35 km (direction south-west)

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to...

See Saint-Junien guide


at 37 km (direction south)

The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a...

See Aixe-sur-Vienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


at 39 km (direction west), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 40 km (direction south-east)

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, with its medieval houses and collegiale church, is a reminder that...

See Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat guide

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Map of places to visit near Rancon


Markets in and near Rancon

  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Limoges: market every day (32km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (34km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (41km)
  • Bourganeuf: market Wednesday (49km)

More information about Rancon, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Rancon, France

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


  • Aquarium du Limousin (34km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (41km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Rancon is in the southern-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Limoges, the department capital (general information: Rancon is 315 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rancon

Canton: Châteauponsac

Arrondissement: Bellac

Department: Haute-Vienne

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 87290

Distance to Rancon

from Limoges (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 315 km

from Calais: 538 km

from Nice: 550 km

from Bordeaux: 199 km

from Strasbourg: 565 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Rancon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balledent, Blanzac, Droux, Roussac, Saint-Junien-les-Combes and Villefavard.

This page in French: Visiter Rancon


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