Rioux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Rioux in Charente-Maritime

Visit Rioux: highlights and tourist information

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Rioux is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 67 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Rioux is 426 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 14 km and Pons at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rioux, 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 Rioux 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 Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Rioux

Markets in and near Rioux

  • Cozes: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (14km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (17km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (22km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (27km)

More information about Rioux, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Rioux, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (14km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (21km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (23km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (14km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (20km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (21km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (23km)
  • Pointe de Grave (29km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (29km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (37km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (40km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (41km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (36km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rioux

Canton: Gémozac

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17460

Distance to Rioux

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 426 km

from Calais: 620 km

from Nice: 666 km

from Bordeaux: 89 km

from Strasbourg: 719 km

Getting here

Rioux is in the west of France. Most visitors will arrive by car typically from a channel ferry ports such as Saint Malo, Caen or Cherbourg, a drive af about 4-5 hours. For driving distances to Rioux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chermignac, Cravans, Montpellier-de-Medillan, Retaud, Saint-Andre-de-Lidon, Saint-Simon-de-Pellouaille, Tesson, Thaims and Thenac.

This page in French: Visiter Rioux