Varennes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Varennes: highlights and tourist information

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Varennes is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 22 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Varennes is 283 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Futuroscope at 16 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Varennes, 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 in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vienne

Map of places to visit near Varennes

Markets in and near Varennes

  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (3km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (9km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (13km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (15km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (18km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (21km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (22km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (26km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (27km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (29km)

More information about Varennes, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Varennes, France

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 de Loudun (30km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (30km)
  • Sanxay (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (29km)
  • Chauvigny (40km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (23km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (19km)
  • Touffou (34km)
  • Laverré (36km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (38km)
  • La Guyonnière (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (37km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes

Canton: Mirebeau

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86110

Distance to Varennes

from Poitiers (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 283 km

from Calais: 481 km

from Nice: 649 km

from Bordeaux: 222 km

from Strasbourg: 600 km

Getting here

Varennes is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Varennes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amberre, Blaslay, Chabournay, Champigny-le-Sec, Chouppes, Le Rochereau, Mirebeau and Thurageau.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes