Varenne-Saint-Germain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varenne-Saint-Germain in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Paray-le-Monial at 8 km from Varenne-Saint-Germain

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Varenne-Saint-Germain is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Varenne-Saint-Germain in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Popular places to visit nearby include Paray-le-Monial at 8 km and Paray-le-Monial basilica at 8 km.

Varenne-Saint-Germain, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make the Basilica...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque style...

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at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory of Anzy-le-Duc...

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Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit the Chateau de...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its gardens are...

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at 49 km (direction east)

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny also has...

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at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water and as...

See Vichy guide


at 63 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its medieval castle...

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Map of places to visit near Varenne-Saint-Germain


Markets in and near Varenne-Saint-Germain

  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (7km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (8km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (18km)
  • Gueugnon: market Thursday (19km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (20km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (28km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Varenne-Saint-Germain, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (8km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (12km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (25km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (25km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (14km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (17km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (20km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (26km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (34km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (28km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (19km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (32km)

Geography and distances

Varenne-Saint-Germain is in the eastern-center of France at 63 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Varenne-Saint-Germain is 298 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varenne-Saint-Germain

Canton: Digoin

Arrondissement: Charolles

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71600

Distance to Varenne-Saint-Germain

from Macon (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 298 km

from Calais: 527 km

from Nice: 396 km

from Bordeaux: 399 km

from Strasbourg: 368 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 6 - 7 hours. For driving distances to Varenne-Saint-Germain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chassenard, Digoin, Saint-Leger-les-Paray, Saint-Yan and Vitry-en-Charollais.

This page in French: Visiter Varenne-Saint-Germain