Varen tourism and travel guide

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Visit Varen: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: At Varen you can see the Chateau du Doyenné and nice riverside views

Varen is situated in the Tarn-et-Garonne department and Occitanie region.

Important note

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Varen in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Espinas at 7 km and Chateau de Najac at 10 km.

Varen, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction north-north-west)

The small bastide town of Verfeil-sur-Seye has a nice centre with a market hall...

See Verfeil-sur-Seye guide


at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

Visitors to Espinas usually come here to visit the Chateau de Cas with its...

See Espinas guide
Chateau de Najac

Chateau de Najac

Castle at 10 km (direction north-east), in the Aveyron department

Najac castle is the impressive ruins of a 13th century castle in Aveyron...

See Chateau de Najac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction north-east), in the Aveyron department

The village of Najac is very pretty, and the castle and ridgetop position mean...

See Najac guide


at 11 km (direction west)

Close to the Gorges de l'Aveyron, the medieval town of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val is one of...

See Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val guide


at 11 km (direction south-south-east), in the Tarn department

Cordes is certainly one of the most beautiful towns in France with a great...

See Cordes-sur-Ciel guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

The village of Parisot is very small but also very picturesque so visit when...

See Parisot guide


at 13 km (direction north-west)

The 14th century House of Wolves is just one of the interesting sights you...

See Caylus guide


at 18 km (direction south), in the Tarn department

The small village of Vieux was once one of the most important pilgrimage towns...

See Vieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Tarn department

There is much more to discover in Monesties than you would expect in such...

See Monesties guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

The cobbled streets, numerous medieval buildings and the castle combine to make Bruniquel a...

See Bruniquel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-south-west), in the Tarn department

The central square of Castelnau-de-Montmiral with its medieval buildings, and the views from its...

See Castelnau-de-Montmiral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-west), in the Tarn department

We particularly enjoyed the walk around the ramaparts in Puycelsi, one of the 'most...

See Puycelsi guide


at 25 km (direction north-east), in the Aveyron department

The 13th century bastide town of Villefranche-de-Rouergue is very much a traditional local town...

See Villefranche-de-Rouergue guide

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Markets in and near Varen

  • Najac: market Sunday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val: market Sunday (11km)
  • Cordes-sur-Ciel: market Saturday & Saturday (12km)
  • Septfonds: market Wednesday & Wednesday (22km)
  • Carmaux: market Friday (24km)
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue: market Thursday (25km)
  • Caussade: market Monday all day (28km)
  • Gaillac: market Friday (28km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Friday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Sunday & (29km)

More information about Varen, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Varen, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (7km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Quercy (4km)
  • Jardin de Paradis (11km)
  • Parc Rochegude (32km)
  • Jardin du palais de la Berbie (32km)
  • Jardin des Martels (45km)
  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (13km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (23km)

Geography and distances

Varen is in the south-west of France at 45 kilometres from Montauban, the department capital (general information: Varen is 524 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varen

Canton: Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val

Arrondissement: Montauban

Department: Tarn-et-Garonne

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 82330

Distance to Varen

from Montauban (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 524 km

from Calais: 755 km

from Nice: 433 km

from Bordeaux: 210 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Varen from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Espinas, Feneyrols, Ginals, Le Riols, Milhars, Montrosier, Roussayrolles and Verfeil.

This page in French: Visiter Varen