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Varaize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varaize in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d'Angely at 9 km from Varaize

Visit Varaize: highlights and tourist information

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Varaize is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 9 km and Saint-Savinien at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Varaize, 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 Varaize in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 20 km (direction west)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 26 km (direction south-west)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive...

See Saintes guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide
 
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Surgeres

Surgeres

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the...

See Surgeres guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along...

See Jarnac guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 38 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Pons

Pons

at 39 km (direction south-south-west)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
Melle

Melle

at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll...

See Saint-Simon guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 42 km (direction west)

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous corderie,...

See Rochefort guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Niort

Niort

at 45 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort...

See Niort guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Varaize

 
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Markets in and near Varaize

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (10km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (12km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (29km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (32km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (33km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (34km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (39km)
  • Melle: market Friday (40km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (41km)

More information about Varaize, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Varaize, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (17km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (53km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (30km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (38km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (40km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (46km)
  • Logis de Forge (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (23km)
  • Forêt de Pons (39km)
  • Forêt de Benon (42km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (52km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (57km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (25km)
 
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Geography and distances

Varaize is in the west of France at 62 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Varaize is 387 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varaize

Canton: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17400

Distance to Varaize

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 387 km

from Calais: 584 km

from Nice: 655 km

from Bordeaux: 121 km

from Strasbourg: 684 km

Getting here

Most visitors will arrive by car typically from a channel ferry ports such as Saint Malo, Caen or Cherbourg, a drive af about 4-5 hours. For driving distances to Varaize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aumagne, Blanzac-les-Matha, Courcelles, Fontenet, La Brousse, Les Eglises-d'Argenteuil, Poursay-Garnaud, Saint-Julien-de-l'Escap, Saint-Martin-de-Juillers, Saint-Pierre-de-Juillers, Sainte-Meme and Vervant.

This page in French: Visiter Varaize

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