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Visit Vars: highlights and tourist information

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Vars is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 13 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Vars is 383 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 10 km and Bayers at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vars, 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 Vars 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 Charente

Map of places to visit near Vars


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)

More information about Vars, Poitou-Charentes

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)

Geography and distances

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

Vars is in the west of France. 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

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