Sidebar Menu

Rioux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Rioux in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saintes at 14 km from Rioux

Visit Rioux: highlights and tourist information

To Visit  Attractions 

Rioux is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

You can also

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!

Saintes

Saintes

at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive...

See Saintes guide
Pons

Pons

at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known for...

See Talmont guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
 
Advertisement
 
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the...

See Royan guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 30 km (direction south-east)

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 31 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice...

See Cognac guide
Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide
Soulac-sur-Mer

Soulac-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north of the...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it...

See La Palmyre guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the...

See La Tremblade guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Rioux

Advertisement

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

What to do at Rioux? 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)
 
Advertisement
 

Geography and distances

Rioux is in the west of France at 67 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Rioux is 426 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

Back To Top