Varaignes is at the crossroads of three departments. This town north of green Périgord, Charente key west and north, Haute-Vienne.
The memories of the Middle Ages are many Varaignes. The castle (XIV in the early seventeenth century) and the church were gathered previously by underground. Recipes (now restaurant) was the place where people brought in kind tax they owed the lord.
The village mill and the oven (not visitable) and the fountain of Saint Jean, a former fountain devotions. An old inn with its sign still visible "Lodge on foot and on horseback."
against the old houses huddled against each other in narrow streets that climb the slope leading from the summit plateau to the creek.
The Wisdom of Saint Martin Turkeys (November 11) since at least the time of Henry IV and Sully. This is the only show that is constantly maintained over the centuries. Turkey flocks come to the parade fairgrounds as they came past on foot with the farmers. That day, under the marquee and in restaurants Varaignes, is served turkey.
Several turkey farmers have settled in and around Varaignes.