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Varennes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varennes in Dordogne

Photo is of Chateau de Lanquais at 1 km from Varennes

Visit Varennes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Lanquais at 1 km and Beaumont-du-Perigord at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Varennes, 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 Varennes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau de Lanquais

Chateau de Lanquais

Castle at 1 km (direction south-south-west)

The Chateau de Lanquais - sometimes called the Louvre...

See Chateau de Lanquais guide
Beaumont-du-Perigord

Beaumont-du-Perigord

at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

The traditional bastide town of Beaumont-du-Perigord is an interesting contrast to the...

See Beaumont-du-Perigord guide
Molieres

Molieres

at 12 km (direction east)

Molieres is small but perhaps the best example of an unspoiled bastide...

See Molieres guide
Saint-Avit-Senieur

Saint-Avit-Senieur

at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

Saint-Avit-Senieur is dominated by the substantial abbey ruins in...

See Saint-Avit-Senieur guide
 
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Issigeac

Issigeac

at 13 km (direction south-west)

The historic small town of Issigeac has many lovely old...

See Issigeac guide
Tremolat

Tremolat

at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

Trémolat is a very small but attractive village, close...

See Tremolat guide
Monbazillac

Monbazillac

at 15 km (direction west)

Monbazillac is home to the Chateau de Monbazillac, famous producer of...

See Monbazillac guide
Cadouin abbey

Cadouin abbey

Abbey at 16 km (direction east)

Cadouin abbey was built in the 12th century in the roman style...

See Cadouin abbey guide
Cadouin

Cadouin

at 16 km (direction east)

Cadouin is a small village best known for its medieval...

See Cadouin guide
Cadouin abbey cloisters

Cadouin abbey cloisters

Abbey at 16 km (direction east)

The cloister attached to the abbey at Cadouin were built in...

See Cadouin abbey cloisters guide
Bergerac

Bergerac

at 16 km (direction west)

Bergerac is a substantial town on the banks of...

See Bergerac guide
Chartreuse du Colombier

Chartreuse du Colombier

Garden at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chartreuse du Colombier is a charming traditional stone house...

See Chartreuse du Colombier guide
Montferrand-du-Perigord

Montferrand-du-Perigord

at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

The pretty little village of Montferrand-du-Perigord is in a particularly scenic...

See Montferrand-du-Perigord guide
Limeuil

Limeuil

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

Limeuil is classified as one of the most beautiful villages...

See Limeuil guide

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

Map of places to visit near Varennes

 
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Markets in and near Varennes

  • Lalinde: market Thursday (4km)
  • Issigeac: market Sunday (13km)
  • Bergerac: market Wednesday all day & Saturday all day (15km)
  • Le Buisson-de-Cadouin: market Friday (19km)
  • Castillonnes: market Friday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Castillonnes: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Villereal: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Villereal: market Saturday (22km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Vergt: market Friday (22km)

More information about Varennes, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Varennes, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (13km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (16km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (22km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (38km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (39km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (42km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Varennes is in the south-west of France at 40 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Varennes is 465 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes

Canton: Lalinde

Arrondissement: Bergerac

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24150

Distance to Varennes

from Perigueux (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 465 km

from Calais: 686 km

from Nice: 539 km

from Bordeaux: 99 km

from Strasbourg: 681 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 Varennes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baneuil, Bayac, Cause-de-Clerans, Couze-et-Saint-Front, Faux, Lalinde, Lanquais, Monsac, Mouleydier, Saint-Agne, Saint-Capraise-de-Lalinde and Verdon.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes

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