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Varaignes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Varaignes: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The castle is home to a museum of textiles and slipper making.

Varaignes is situated in the Dordogne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Varaignes. For detailed visitor information see the Varaignes travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nontron at 13 km and La Rochefoucauld at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Varaignes, 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 Varaignes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Marthon

Marthon

at 7 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente department

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates,...

See Marthon guide
Nontron

Nontron

at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to...

See Nontron guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 19 km (direction north-west), in the Charente department

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the...

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Charente department

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente,...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
 
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Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 23 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also...

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 25 km (direction west), in the Charente department

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages to stroll around...

See Torsac guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house...

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 25 km (direction south-east)

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new...

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide
Brantome

Brantome

at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing...

See Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Abbey at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

Brantome Abbey is an impressive abbey with troglodyte caves in the...

See Brantome Abbey guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle...

See Charmant guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente department

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting...

See Angouleme guide
Bourdeilles

Bourdeilles

at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest...

See Bourdeilles guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive...

See Chateau de Bourdeilles guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Dordogne

Map of places to visit near Varaignes

 
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Markets in and near Varaignes

  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (17km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (26km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (28km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (33km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (36km)

More information about Varaignes, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Varaignes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (27km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (33km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (43km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (9km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (29km)
  • Site Corot (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Varaignes is in the south-west of France at 48 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Varaignes is 387 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varaignes

Canton: Bussière-Badil

Arrondissement: Nontron

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24360

Distance to Varaignes

from Perigueux (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 387 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 573 km

from Bordeaux: 121 km

from Strasbourg: 639 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airports at either Bergerac (or Bordeaux). Alternatively to drive from the cross-channel ports takes around 9-11 hours. For driving distances to Varaignes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Eymouthiers, Feuillade, Mainzac, Soudat, Souffrignac and Teyjat.

This page in French: Visiter Varaignes

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