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Rethel tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rethel: highlights and tourist information

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Rethel is situated in the Ardennes department and Champagne-Ardenne region (now part of the Grand-Est region), in the north-east of France at 39 kilometres from Charleville-Mézières, the department capital (general information: Rethel is 164 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Parfondeval at 30 km and Reims at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rethel, 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 Rethel in Grand-Est.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Rethel

Markets in and near Rethel

Market days in Rethel: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Rethel: market Thursday (0km)
  • Vouziers: market Saturday (27km)
  • Rozoy-sur-Serre: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Guignicourt: market Friday (30km)
  • Reims: market Every day (37km)
  • Charleville-Mezieres: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day (38km)
  • Vrigne-Aux-Bois: market Sunday (43km)
  • Sedan: market Wednesday & Saturday (47km)
  • Vervins: market Saturday (49km)
  • Marle: market Friday (50km)

More information about Rethel, Champagne-Ardenne

Tourist attractions near Rethel, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Towers of Reims Cathedral (37km)
  • Tau Palace (37km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Montagne-de-Reims (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale de Reims (Reims) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Bosmont-sur-Serre (44km)
  • Jardin botanique de la Presle (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Bairon (30km)
  • Réserve naturelle du marais de Vesles-et-Caumont (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Launois-sur-Vence (20km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Semide (24km)
  • Baconnes (39km)
  • Ebouleau (40km)
  • Mourmelon-le-Grand (41km)
  • Rilly-la-Montagne (45km)
  • Chamery (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rethel

Canton: Rethel

Arrondissement: Rethel

Department: Ardennes

Region: Champagne-Ardenne

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 0

Distance to Rethel

from Charleville-Mézières (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 164 km

from Calais: 240 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 640 km

from Strasbourg: 267 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acy-Romance, Arnicourt, Barby, Bertoncourt, Biermes, Doux, Ecly, Inaumont, Nanteuil-sur-Aisne, Novy-Chevrieres, Sault-les-Rethel, Sorbon and Thugny-Trugny.

This page in French: Visiter Rethel

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