Varennes-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Varennes-sur-Loire: highlights and tourist information

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Varennes-sur-Loire is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 53 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Varennes-sur-Loire is 248 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Montsoreau at 3 km and Candes-Saint-Martin at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Varennes-sur-Loire, 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-sur-Loire in Pays de la Loire.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Varennes-sur-Loire

Markets in and near Varennes-sur-Loire

  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (3km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (10km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (16km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (20km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (26km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (28km)

More information about Varennes-sur-Loire, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Varennes-sur-Loire, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Varennes-sur-Loire.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (25km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (20km)
  • Loudun (26km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (27km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes-sur-Loire

Canton: Allonnes

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49730

Distance to Varennes-sur-Loire

from Angers (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 248 km

from Calais: 433 km

from Nice: 686 km

from Bordeaux: 272 km

from Strasbourg: 592 km

Getting here

Varennes-sur-Loire is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Varennes-sur-Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allonnes, Candes-Saint-Martin, Chouze-sur-Loire, Montsoreau, Parnay, Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Savigny-en-Veron, Souzay-Champigny and Turquant.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes-sur-Loire