Paris, the country's capital, is situated 240 miles (386 kilometers) northeast of Ruelle-sur-Touvre.
See firsthand why Poitou-Charentes is so beloved by visitors, by exploring the cornucopia of man-made and natural attractions surrounding Ruelle-sur-Touvre. Places in the vicinity of Ruelle-sur-Touvre are Sigogne, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Jarnac, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east.
Angouleme is 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Ruelle-sur-Touvre. This regional center contains a diverse range of tourist attractions, including Angouleme Cathedral, Museum of Comics and Hirondelle Golf. Angouleme Hotel de Ville and Musee du Papier are also worth calling into before returning to Ruelle-sur-Touvre.
An excellent way to truly appreciate a place is by discovering its history. Don't miss the fortresses while you are here. For a window into the local culture, make a beeline for Poitou-Charentes' art museums and history museums.
If the weather is fine during your stay, try some of the local water activities. Boating and canoeing are just two of the well-established watersports here.
For many people, experiencing new horizons is as much about eating as it is about taking photos of tourist attractions so don't forget to try the food at the region's restaurants. Two of the regional favorites not to miss are mouclade (mussels in wine sauce) are oyster Marenne d'Oléron. After your meal, go out for a nice glass of wine in a bar. Try some Vins Saumur de la Vienne or Vins du Thouarsais.
As your adventure winds to a close, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Au revoir / À bientôt"