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Raslay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Raslay in Vienne

Photo is of Fontevraud Abbey at 9 km from Raslay

Visit Raslay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontevraud Abbey at 9 km and Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Raslay, 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 Raslay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 9 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 12 km (direction west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 12 km (direction 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
 
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Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 17 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 17 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chinon guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

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

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 26 km (direction south)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

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

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 30 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide

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

Map of places to visit near Raslay

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Markets in and near Raslay

  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (12km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (17km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (20km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (22km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (23km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (27km)

More information about Raslay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Raslay, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (13km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (12km)
  • Loudun (13km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (24km)
 
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Geography and distances

Raslay is in the west of France at 64 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Raslay is 261 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Raslay

Canton: Trois-Moutiers

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86120

Distance to Raslay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 261 km

from Calais: 448 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 257 km

from Strasbourg: 601 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 Raslay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berrie, Epieds, Les Trois-Moutiers, Morton, Pouancay, Roiffe, Saint-Leger-de-Montbrillais and Saix.

This page in French: Visiter Raslay

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