Varennes-sur-Teche tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varennes-sur-Teche in Allier

Photo is of Lapalisse at 9 km from Varennes-sur-Teche

Visit Varennes-sur-Teche: highlights and tourist information

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Varennes-sur-Teche is situated in the Allier 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-sur-Teche in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lapalisse at 9 km and Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule at 26 km.

Varennes-sur-Teche, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction south)

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 26 km (direction west)

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a stroll when you...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vichy guide


at 33 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 35 km (direction north-west)

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral that is the most...

See Moulins guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre' being a...

See Charroux guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

The Priory Church of Saint-Peter and Saint-Paul with the tombes of the Dukes of...

See Souvigny guide


at 62 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance to see...

See Riom guide

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Markets in and near Varennes-sur-Teche

  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (9km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Varennes-sur-Allier: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Saint-Germain-Des-Fosses: market Friday (20km)
  • Dompierre-sur-Besbre: market Saturday (22km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (27km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (28km)

More information about Varennes-sur-Teche, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Varennes-sur-Teche, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (32km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (37km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (41km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Bourbon-l'Archambault) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (40km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (43km)
  • Arboretum de Balaine (50km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (22km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (20km)

Geography and distances

Varennes-sur-Teche is in the south of France at 35 kilometres from Moulins, the department capital (general information: Varennes-sur-Teche is 297 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes-sur-Teche

Canton: Jaligny-sur-Besbre

Arrondissement: Vichy

Department: Allier

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Varennes-sur-Teche

from Moulins (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 297 km

from Calais: 530 km

from Nice: 409 km

from Bordeaux: 367 km

from Strasbourg: 399 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Varennes-sur-Teche from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chavroches, Cindre, Jaligny-sur-Besbre, Montcombroux-les-Mines, Servilly, Sorbier and Trezelles.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes-sur-Teche