Common in south-west France, in Charente, Ruffec is known for being a stage town on the road to Paris and Spain. Founded in 963 by King Lothair, the city was once home to a castle fortress which regularly attracted the kings of France and dolphins.
Vibrant and attractive city, Ruffec is now a major city that enjoys all the services and benefits of a major metropolitan area. Located forty kilometers of Angoulême, the city enjoys a good quality of life and generosity of its inhabitants.
An important built heritage, and a luxuriant nature profiting from the proximity of the Charente, make Ruffec a charming city and an essential step on the road vacation. It is also an excellent base to enjoy all the beauties of the Poitou area, and the most beautiful sights of the region.