Varades tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Apocalypse Tapestry at 37 km from Varades

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Varades is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Apocalypse Tapestry at 37 km and Chateau d\'Angers at 37 km.

Varades, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 37 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long, telling the...

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Chateau d\'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 37 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with the more...

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 37 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture in France...

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Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 37 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious architecture with...

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at 37 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many other interesting...

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at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Cholet is a pleasant town in the Maine et Loire department....

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at 38 km (direction south-west)

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben largely re-built...

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Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 40 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more than 200...

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Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee, known for its...

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at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many monuments, museums and places...

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The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire Atlantique department

The Jardin Extraordinaire de Nantes has been created in an old quarry and features...

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Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines medieval and...

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at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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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

Varades is in the north-west of France at 44 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Varades is 299 kilometres from Paris).

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

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