Varrains tourism and travel guide

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Visit Varrains: highlights and tourist information

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Varrains is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 47 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Varrains is 255 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Saumur at 4 km and Saumur at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Varrains, 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 Varrains 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 Varrains

Markets in and near Varrains

  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (5km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (9km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (17km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (18km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (18km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (24km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (28km)

More information about Varrains, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Varrains, France

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


  • 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 (12km)
  • Loudun (25km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (10km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (9km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (10km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (19km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (38km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Lathan (33km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (33km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (40km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (18km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Varrains

Canton: Saumur-Sud

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49400

Distance to Varrains

from Angers (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 255 km

from Calais: 438 km

from Nice: 692 km

from Bordeaux: 268 km

from Strasbourg: 601 km

Getting here

Varrains 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 Varrains from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artannes-sur-Thouet, Breze, Chace, Distre, Le Coudray-Macouard, Parnay, Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg, Saint-Just-sur-Dive, Saumur, Souzay-Champigny and Villebernier.

This page in French: Visiter Varrains