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Ranton tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 13 km from Ranton

Visit Ranton: highlights and tourist information

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Ranton is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 13 km and Thouars at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ranton, 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 Ranton in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 13 km (direction south)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 14 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you...

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 18 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 21 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
 
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Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has...

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region,...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle,...

See Saumur guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval...

See Chinon guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to...

See Tavant guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ranton

 
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Markets in and near Ranton

  • Loudun: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (14km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (21km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (25km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (27km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (28km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (29km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (29km)

More information about Ranton, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Ranton, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (8km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (9km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (18km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (30km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ranton is in the west of France at 54 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Ranton is 272 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ranton

Canton: Trois-Moutiers

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86200

Distance to Ranton

from Poitiers (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 272 km

from Calais: 460 km

from Nice: 677 km

from Bordeaux: 244 km

from Strasbourg: 607 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Ranton from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcay, Curcay-sur-Dive, Glenouze, Mouterre-Silly, Oiron, Pas-de-Jeu, Saint-Laon and Ternay.

This page in French: Visiter Ranton

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