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Saint-Varent tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Varent in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Thouars at 9 km from Saint-Varent

Visit Saint-Varent: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Varent is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 9 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Varent, 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 Saint-Varent in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Thouars

Thouars

at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also...

See Thouars guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 17 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 28 km (direction south)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide
 
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Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre...

See Chinon guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Deux-Sevres

Map of places to visit near Saint-Varent

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Varent

  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (9km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (11km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (19km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (25km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (28km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (33km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)

Hotels near Saint-Varent

More information about Saint-Varent, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Varent, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (28km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (27km)
  • Loudun (28km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (33km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (58km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Varent is in the western-centre of France at 66 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saint-Varent is 291 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Varent

Canton: Saint-Varent

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79330

Distance to Saint-Varent

from Niort (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 291 km

from Calais: 476 km

from Nice: 686 km

from Bordeaux: 230 km

from Strasbourg: 626 km

Getting here

Most visitors will come by car, as an excursion from the Loire Valley or approximately 4 hours from the channel port at Saint-Malo. For driving distances to Saint-Varent from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Glenay, Luzay, Misse, Pierrefitte and Sainte-Gemme.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Varent

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