Varennes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varennes in Indre-et-Loire

Photo is of Loches at 8 km from Varennes

Visit Varennes: highlights and tourist information

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Varennes is situated in the Indre-et-Loire department and Centre-Loire Valley region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Varennes in Centre-Loire Valley.

Popular places to visit nearby include Loches at 8 km and Montresor at 24 km.

Varennes, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Loches

Loches

at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting place to visit...

See Loches guide
Montresor

Montresor

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle and the...

See Montresor guide
Chateau de Chenonceau

Chateau de Chenonceau

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

The perfectly lovely Chateau-de-Chenonceau includes a renaissance gallery across the river and gardens designed...

See Chateau de Chenonceau guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vienne department

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the main historical monuments in the...

See La Roche-Posay guide
 
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Crissay-sur-Manse

Crissay-sur-Manse

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village of Crissay-sur-Manse...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Amboise

Amboise

at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

Although it is the castle that attracts visitors to Amboise, you will also enjoy...

See Amboise guide
Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise

Castle at 38 km (direction north-north-east)

The Chateau de Clos-Lucé was home to Leonardo da Vinci and you can visit...

See Chateau de Clos Lucé at Amboise guide
Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard

Castle at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

The Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard in Amboise is the first Renaissance manor house...

See Domaine Royal de Château Gaillard guide
Chateau d\'Amboise

Chateau d'Amboise

Castle at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

The Chateau d'Amboise is a castle with impressive gardens and a lovely view across...

See Chateau d'Amboise guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vienne department

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses...

See Chatellerault guide
Tours

Tours

at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

Tours is a large important town with numerous monuments, gardens and medieval buildings, and...

See Tours guide
Chateau d\'Azay-le-Rideau

Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

Castle at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

Not the most luxurious or largest castle in the region, it is the beauty...

See Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau guide
Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters

Cathedral at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

The la Psalette cloister and the cathedral of Tours together make a very impressive...

See Tours Cathedral and La Psalette Cloisters guide
Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours

Church at 40 km (direction north-west)

The basilica Saint-Martin is an imposing neo-byzantine church in the town of Tours...

See Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours guide

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Markets in and near Varennes

  • Ligueil: market Monday (8km)
  • Loches: market Wednesday all day & Saturday (9km)
  • Manthelan: market Thursday (12km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (18km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Branchs: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Indre: market Friday (22km)
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (23km)
  • Cormery: market Thursday (23km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (24km)

More information about Varennes, Loire Valley

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.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Val-de-Loire (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • ZooParc de Beauval (39km)
 
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Geography and distances

Varennes is in the eastern-center of France at 40 kilometres from Tours, the department capital (general information: Varennes is 226 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes

Canton: Ligueil

Arrondissement: Loches

Department: Indre-et-Loire

Region: Loire Valley

New region: Centre-Loire Valley

Postcode: 37600

Distance to Varennes

from Tours (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 226 km

from Calais: 437 km

from Nice: 621 km

from Bordeaux: 274 km

from Strasbourg: 537 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in one of the cross-channel ports such as Caen and Le Havre (about 3-4 hours drive from here) or fly into Paris and drive south from there. For driving distances to Varennes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ciran, Esves-le-Moutier, Mouzay, Saint-Senoch and Vou.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes