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Varennes-sur-Usson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varennes-sur-Usson in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Usson at 3 km from Varennes-sur-Usson

Visit Varennes-sur-Usson: highlights and tourist information

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Varennes-sur-Usson is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Usson at 3 km and Issoire at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Varennes-sur-Usson, 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-Usson in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 3 km (direction east)

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

See Usson guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 5 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Issoire guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-west)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide
 
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Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west)

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and frescoes is...

See Saint-Floret guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 16 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
Billom

Billom

at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on the...

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 25 km (direction west)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut that...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 29 km (direction west)

The highlight of a visit to Murol is the Chateau de Murol...

See Murol guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 31 km (direction north-east)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Puy-de-Dome

Map of places to visit near Varennes-sur-Usson

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Markets in and near Varennes-sur-Usson

  • Issoire: market Saturday (5km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (13km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (14km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (14km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (15km)
  • Billom: market Monday (22km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (25km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Varennes-sur-Usson, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (11km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (5km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (10km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (26km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (41km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (42km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (5km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (24km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (27km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (38km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (26km)
  • Lac Pavin (33km)
  • Signal du Luguet (33km)
  • Puy de Sancy (38km)
  • Lac du Guery (39km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (42km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Varennes-sur-Usson is in the southern-centre of France at 33 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Varennes-sur-Usson is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes-sur-Usson

Canton: Sauxillanges

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63500

Distance to Varennes-sur-Usson

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 377 km

from Calais: 612 km

from Nice: 374 km

from Bordeaux: 314 km

from Strasbourg: 478 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aulhat-Saint-Privat, Bansat, Brenat, Flat, Issoire, Le Broc, Les Pradeaux, Orbeil, Parentignat, Saint-Jean-en-Val, Saint-Martin-Des-Plains, Saint-Remy-de-Chargnat, Saint-Yvoine, Sauxillanges and Usson.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes-sur-Usson

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