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Varades tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varades in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Apocalypse Tapestry at 37 km from Varades

Visit Varades: highlights and tourist information

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Varades is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 44 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Varades is 299 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Apocalypse Tapestry at 37 km and Chateau d'Angers at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Varades, 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 Varades in Pays de la Loire.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loire-Atlantique

Map of places to visit near Varades


Markets in and near Varades

  • Ancenis: market Thursday (11km)
  • Cande: market Monday (20km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (21km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (29km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (30km)
  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (35km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (36km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (36km)

More information about Varades, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Varades, France

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

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (13km)
  • Jardin des plantes (43km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (39km)
  • Île Héron (France) (40km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Varades

Canton: Varades

Arrondissement: Ancenis

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44370

Distance to Varades

from Nantes (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 299 km

from Calais: 448 km

from Nice: 764 km

from Bordeaux: 285 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

Varades is in the north-west of France. Most visitors arrive by car via one of the ferry ports such as Saint-Malo or Cherbourg. Allow around 3 hours for the trip in France. For driving distances to Varades from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anetz, La Chapelle-Saint-Florent, Le Marillais, Montrelais, Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, Saint-Herblon and Saint-Laurent-du-Mottay.

This page in French: Visiter Varades

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