Varrains tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Saumur at 4 km from Varrains

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Varrains is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Saumur at 4 km and Saumur at 5 km.

Varrains, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 4 km (direction north-north-west)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across the Loire...

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at 5 km (direction north-north-west)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is a lovely...

See Saumur guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction east)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an interesting troglodyte...

See Montsoreau guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one of the...

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Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 10 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the facade and...

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Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you can see...

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Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 12 km (direction south-west)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by medieval ramparts...

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at 23 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre to explore...

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 23 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

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Chateau d\'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 27 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance castle surrounded...

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at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also see several...

See Thouars guide


at 30 km (direction west)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring and summer...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau de Rivau...

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at 35 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals in the...

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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

What to do at Varrains? 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

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

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

Varrains is in the western-centre of France at 47 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Varrains is 255 kilometres from Paris).

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

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