Vars tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vars in Charente

Photo is of Angouleme at 10 km from Vars

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Vars is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vars in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 10 km and Bayers at 20 km.

Vars, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Angouleme

Angouleme

at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic monuments to...

See Angouleme guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are several other...

See Bayers guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along the river,...

See Saint-Simon guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance...

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 20 km (direction east)

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente, with both...

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 20 km (direction east)

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the rest of...

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 23 km (direction south)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument here in Mouthiers-sur-Boeme...

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Torsac

Torsac

at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages to stroll around in Charente...

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Jarnac

Jarnac

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the riverside, and...

See Jarnac guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Charente River...

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Charmant

Charmant

at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle and a church as...

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Marthon

Marthon

at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates, but rather several small buildings...

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Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house with a substantial wing added...

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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

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Markets in and near Vars

  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (12km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (12km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (17km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (36km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (36km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (39km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Vars, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (47km)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (30km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (46km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (54km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (20km)
  • Logis de Forge (23km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (32km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (29km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (59km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vars is in the west of France at 13 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Vars is 383 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vars

Canton: Saint-Amant-de-Boixe

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16330

Distance to Vars

from Angouleme (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 383 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 609 km

from Bordeaux: 116 km

from Strasbourg: 656 km

Getting here

Most visitors to the region come by car with arrive here by car with the ferry ports at Saint Malo taking about 5 hours driving time. For driving distances to Vars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balzac, Bignac, Marsac, Montignac-Charente, Saint-Amant-de-Boixe, Tourriers, Villejoubert, Vindelle and Vouharte.

This page in French: Visiter Vars