Varennes-Saint-Honorat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varennes-Saint-Honorat in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Allegre at 6 km from Varennes-Saint-Honorat

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Varennes-Saint-Honorat is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 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-Saint-Honorat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Allegre at 6 km and La Chaise-Dieu at 17 km.

Varennes-Saint-Honorat, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the views after...

See Allegre guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the major attraction...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has the roman...

See Lavaudieu guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest romanesque church in the...

See Brioude guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an important pilgrimage...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 31 km (direction north-west)

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river, passing an...

See Auzon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small village of...

See Blesle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-east)

Arlempdes is a very small village but the character of the village, the ruined...

See Arlempdes guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez has a...

See Ambert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France' (a good...

See Usson guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights in the...

See Saint-Flour guide


at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not open to...

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

Both the picturesque historic village centre and the lovely viwes make Pradelles a highlight...

See Pradelles guide


at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and unspoiled town...

See Issoire guide

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Markets in and near Varennes-Saint-Honorat

  • Allegre: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (10km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (14km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (22km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (23km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (23km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (25km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)

More information about Varennes-Saint-Honorat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Varennes-Saint-Honorat, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (14km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (24km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (33km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (31km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (32km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (33km)
  • Bois Noirs (39km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (42km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (35km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (44km)

Geography and distances

Varennes-Saint-Honorat is in the southern-centre of France at 25 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Varennes-Saint-Honorat is 420 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes-Saint-Honorat

Canton: Allègre

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43270

Distance to Varennes-Saint-Honorat

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 420 km

from Calais: 655 km

from Nice: 332 km

from Bordeaux: 333 km

from Strasbourg: 491 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Varennes-Saint-Honorat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allegre, Chavaniac-Lafayette, Fix-Saint-Geneys, Jax, Josat, La Chapelle-Bertin, Monlet, Sainte-Eugenie-de-Villeneuve, Sainte-Marguerite and Vernassal.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes-Saint-Honorat