Ranton tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ranton: highlights and tourist information

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Ranton is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 54 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Ranton is 272 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Ranton

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

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


  • 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

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (15km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (21km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (21km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (25km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (29km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (38km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (48km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (56km)

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)

Geography and distances

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

Ranton is in the west of France. 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