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Varzay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Varzay in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saintes at 9 km from Varzay

Visit Varzay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 9 km and Saint-Savinien at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Varzay, 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 Varzay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saintes

Saintes

at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an...

See Saintes guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Pons

Pons

at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle...

See Pons guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
 
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Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well...

See Talmont guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along...

See Royan guide
Brouage

Brouage

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications...

See Brouage guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 31 km (direction north-east)

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 32 km (direction north-west)

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous corderie,...

See Rochefort guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 32 km (direction west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but...

See La Palmyre guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 32 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice...

See Cognac guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore...

See La Tremblade guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Varzay

 
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Markets in and near Varzay

  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (15km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (20km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (23km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (24km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (27km)

Hotels near Varzay

More information about Varzay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Varzay, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (13km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (30km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (20km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (23km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (23km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (28km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (29km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (31km)
  • Pointe de Grave (31km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (36km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (39km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Varzay is in the west of France at 60 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Varzay is 420 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Varzay

Canton: Saintes-Ouest

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17460

Distance to Varzay

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 420 km

from Calais: 614 km

from Nice: 670 km

from Bordeaux: 97 km

from Strasbourg: 716 km

Getting here

Most visitors will arrive by car typically from a channel ferry ports such as Saint Malo, Caen or Cherbourg, a drive af about 4-5 hours. For driving distances to Varzay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chermignac, Corme-Royal, La Clisse, Luchat, Pessines, Pisany, Retaud and Thezac.

This page in French: Visiter Varzay

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