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Varennes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varennes in Yonne

Photo is of Pontigny at 5 km from Varennes

Visit Varennes: highlights and tourist information

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Varennes is situated in the Yonne department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pontigny at 5 km and Chablis at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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 Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

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

Pontigny

Pontigny

at 5 km (direction west)

The abbey at Pontigny is one of the best known and substantial...

See Pontigny guide
Chablis

Chablis

at 10 km (direction south)

Best known for the very famous wines of the same name,...

See Chablis guide
Tonnerre

Tonnerre

at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

There are two impressive sites to see in Tonnerre: the...

See Tonnerre guide
Auxerre

Auxerre

at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

With its cathedral and churches, and extensive historic centre...

See Auxerre guide
 
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Chateau de Tanlay

Chateau de Tanlay

Castle at 23 km (direction east)

The frescoes and interior decoration are among the highlights of...

See Chateau de Tanlay guide
Noyers-sur-Serein

Noyers-sur-Serein

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-east)

The half-timbered houses and riverside setting make Noyers-sur-Serein one of our...

See Noyers-sur-Serein guide
Joigny

Joigny

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

In the centre of the the traditional local town of Joigny...

See Joigny guide
Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc

Castle at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

The 15th century castle at Ancy-le-Franc was one of the very...

See Chateau d'Ancy-le-Franc guide
Montreal

Montreal

at 45 km (direction south-south-east)

Behind its fortified entrance, the small village of Montreal is a very...

See Montreal guide
Avallon

Avallon

at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

Avallon is a very pleasant town to explore with some...

See Avallon guide
Troyes

Troyes

at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Aube department

As well as one of the most impressive medieval quarters in France,...

See Troyes guide
Vézelay basilica

Vézelay basilica

Church at 49 km (direction south)

The basilica in Vézelay is a monumental example of roman...

See Vézelay basilica guide
Vezelay

Vezelay

Heritage Site at 49 km (direction south)

Even if it didn't have one of the most famous abbeys...

See Vezelay guide
Montbard

Montbard

at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A typical regional town, we suggest you take a stroll...

See Montbard guide

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

Map of places to visit near Varennes

 
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Markets in and near Varennes

  • Chablis: market Sunday (10km)
  • Saint-Florentin: market Monday (11km)
  • Tonnerre: market Saturday (15km)
  • Ervy-le-Chatel: market Friday (17km)
  • Auxerre: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (20km)
  • Migennes: market Thursday (22km)
  • Vermenton: market Friday (27km)
  • Joigny: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Ancy-le-Franc: market Thursday (31km)
  • Chaource: market Monday (31km)

More information about Varennes, Burgundy

Tourist attractions near Varennes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Pontigny (Pontigny) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martial (Seignelay) (14km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (Montbard) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du prieuré (34km)
  • Parc du château de Thorigny (52km)
  • Jardin du moulin de Athie (52km)
  • Abbaye de Fontenay (54km)
  • Potager du château de Lantilly (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac d'Orient (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Varennes is in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Auxerre, the department capital (general information: Varennes is 150 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varennes

Canton: Ligny-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Auxerre

Department: Yonne

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 89144

Distance to Varennes

from Auxerre (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 150 km

from Calais: 366 km

from Nice: 540 km

from Bordeaux: 478 km

from Strasbourg: 303 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris orly or Charles de Gaulle airports and rent a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 5 - 6 hours driving time. 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 ): Carisey, Lignorelles, Ligny-le-Chatel, Maligny, Mere, Pontigny, Villiers-Vineux and Villy.

This page in French: Visiter Varennes

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