Ruffec tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ruffec in Indre

Visit Ruffec: highlights and tourist information

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Ruffec is situated in the Indre department and Loire Valley region (now part of the Centre-Loire Valley region), in the eastern-center of France at 44 kilometres from Chateauroux, the department capital (general information: Ruffec is 263 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Brenne Regional Natural Park at 14 km and Angles-sur-l'Anglin at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ruffec, 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 Ruffec in Centre-Loire Valley.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Ruffec

Markets in and near Ruffec

  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (19km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (21km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (24km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (28km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (31km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (32km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Buzancais: market Friday (35km)
  • Palluau-sur-Indre: market Sunday (37km)

More information about Ruffec, Loire Valley

Tourist attractions near Ruffec, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Brenne (7km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (43km)
  • Touffou (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (7km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chateauroux (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ruffec

Canton: Blanc

Arrondissement: Blanc

Department: Indre

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 36300

Distance to Ruffec

from Chateauroux (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 263 km

from Calais: 483 km

from Nice: 578 km

from Bordeaux: 241 km

from Strasbourg: 539 km

Getting here

Ruffec is in the eastern-center of France. Most visitors fly into a Paris airport and drive from there or arrive in a cross-channel port with Le Havre and Caen about 3-4 hours distance in the car. For driving distances to Ruffec from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ciron.

This page in French: Visiter Ruffec