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La Varenne tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Varenne in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Nantes at 20 km from La Varenne

Visit La Varenne: highlights and tourist information

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La Varenne is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nantes at 20 km and Clisson at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Varenne, 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 La Varenne in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many...

See Nantes guide


at 25 km (direction south), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style...

See Clisson guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 60 km (direction north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a Roman...

See Langon guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near La Varenne


Markets in and near La Varenne

  • Ancenis: market Thursday (13km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (13km)
  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (19km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (25km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (25km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (28km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (29km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (32km)

More information about La Varenne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Varenne, France

What to do at La Varenne? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting La Varenne.

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (19km)
  • Jardins du Pin (37km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Héron (France) (17km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (19km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (36km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Carquefou (13km)
  • Cholet (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (40km)

Geography and distances

La Varenne is in the western-centre of France at 61 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: La Varenne is 322 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Varenne

Canton: Champtoceaux

Arrondissement: Cholet

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49270

Distance to La Varenne

from Angers (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 322 km

from Calais: 466 km

from Nice: 780 km

from Bordeaux: 281 km

from Strasbourg: 690 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to La Varenne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbechat, Champtoceaux, La Chapelle-Basse-Mer, Le Cellier, Mauves-sur-Loire, Oudon and Saint-Sauveur-de-Landemont.

This page in French: Visiter La Varenne

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