Varen

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownVaren
Insee code82187
Postcode82330
Latitude44.1577830
Longitude1.8944610
AltitudeFrom 118 to 372 meters
Surface23.13 km²
Population681 inhabitants
Density29 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townMontauban (at 62 km, 57 min)Le Riols at 1.5 km
DepartmentTarn-et-GaronneMilhars at 3.5 km
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The common Varen is located north-east end of the Tarn-et-Garonne, and the edge of the Tarn and Aveyron.

A predominantly agricultural, it is scattered hamlets Arnac, Lexos, St Gregory, St Martin, St Vincent and Varen.

Church founded by Count Gerald of Aurillac in the 10th century.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Varen, fortified village, has a heritage of quality: a castle of the 15th century Deanery, St. Peter's 10th century masterpiece of Romanesque church, an old door, a relic fortifications, reinforced by a gatehouse with battlements in 1621, and finally a water 3 km, popular for boating, fishing and walking.
  • The St. Martin Arnac church with two steeples 12th century.
  • Station Lexos was built on the model of the Gare d'Austerlitz by the Compagnie des Chemins de Fers Orleans in the mid 19th century.
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Information pointsVisitor Information Centre of Varen

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Wine Festival the first weekend of June.
  • Craft and art show the 2nd weekend of July to the first weekend of September.
  • Feast of Varen the last weekend of July.
  • Garage sale on the last Sunday of July.
  • Party Arnac the second weekend of August.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Ginals: Cistercian Abbey of Beaulieu, Centre of Contemporary Art. Exhibitions, concerts ...
  • Verfeil: the hall, the altar from Beaulieu Abbey, its rustic chapels, hiking ...
  • Laguépie: confluence Viaur and Aveyron, castle, water sports on the riverfront Viaur.
  • Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val: medieval village Romanesque house, hall, Sunday morning market, Aveyron gorges, water sports (canoeing in the gorges of Aveyron), free flight.
  • Cazals: dolmen.
  • Espinas: flowered village, castle Case.
  • Caylus medieval village, house of wolves, Mills Valley Bonnette.
  • Najac castle, medieval bridge.
  • Cordes-sur-Ciel: medieval village walls, fortified gates, crafts, Sugar Museum.
  • Monestiès: Entombment.
  • Albi Cathedral Sainte-Cecile, Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi old.
  • Moissac Art Centre Roman abbey, cloister.
  • Villefranche-de-Rouergue country house, place and abbey, old Chartreuse.
  • Villeneuve d'Aveyron sauveté and bastide tin.
  • Leisure and activities:
  • Down the gorges of Aveyron canoeing.
  • Sites gliding and paragliding.
  • Walks on the plateaux and in the forests and valleys.
  • Many equestrian clubs for children and adults.
  • Fairs and markets in many villages.
  • Famous restaurants.
  • Circuit du Rouergue houses.
  • Circuit castles of Rouergue.
  • Harvest Festivals, the Fenders, the Fenaisons, music festivals, theater.

PHOTOS

Overview VarenOverview Varen
 
Castle and fortified gateCastle and fortified gate
Station LexosStation Lexos
 
South wall of the churchSouth wall of the church
ChurchChurch
  

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WEATHER

Saturday 20 September
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Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C
Sunday 21 September
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Min. 11°C - Max. 23°C
Monday 22 September
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Min. 8°C - Max. 21°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Belle Rive  
8.2
Najac
Located Najac, ranked joint of Art and History part five Bastides Rouergue, the hotel restaurant Belle Rive is run by the same family for 5 generations. In this building dating from...
Located 9.4 km from Varen29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Oustal del Barry  
8.5
Najac
Located in the medieval village of Najac step of the way to Saint-Jacques, Oustal del Barry is a charming hotel-restaurant. Installed in an old building, and Remy Corinne Simon welcome...
Located 10 km from Varen36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantChâteau de Longcol
La Fouillade
LUNCH AT THE CASTLE - On the larger loop of Aveyron, there is a unique place: The Château de Longcol. Much more than a place, this hotel restaurant is a haven of peace: a park of over...
Located 13.8 km from Varen34 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsLa source    
9.3
Najac
A 10-minute Najac, one of the most beautiful villages of France, The Source offers the Aveyron and discover this beautiful region of Midi Pyrenees. By limiting the Tarn and Tarn et...
Located 9.6 km from Varen60 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLogissurciel    
8.9
Cordes-sur-Ciel
Experience the magic of a Medieval town: Cordes sur Ciel, a Gothic jewel between Heaven and Earth... At its highest point lies Logis sur Ciel: A magnificently restored structure dating...
Located 11.5 km from VarenFrom 75 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Maison d'Emile    
9.8
La Fouillade
Located near Najac in Aveyron, in a farmhouse restored eighteenth century space and breakfast 'La Maison d'Emile' is an original concept combining two rooms into one spirit 'more'....
Located 15.5 km from Varen60 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsGites des Estaules  
9.3
Verfeil
Located in the gorges of aveyron. Area protected, rich from a still alive historical past by its picturesque villages, its castles, its sites, our Lodgings, very comfortable, have a...
Located 3.2 km from VarenFrom 260 € to 540 € per week 
House for 8 personsLe Levant  
10
Mouzieys-Panens
Yvon and Nadine have a nice house in local stone. It has been restored respecting the remarkable features of this old bat. When this place was finished, the aim of the rent as a cottage,...
Located 7 km from VarenFrom 390 € to 1050 € per week 
House for 12 persons3 maisons piscine chauffee 4.6.8.12 pers  
9.3
Lacapelle-Ségalar
Set of 3 stone houses of charm: bread oven, 3 wells, stone walls heated pool... 10 / 5. Ideal for large families, all flexible, except in very high saison. Les 3 houses are fully equipped...
Located 9.7 km from VarenFrom 900 € to 3100 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
80 places over 3,8 haCamping les Gorges de l'Aveyron    
9.3
Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val
Just along the valley is Saint Antonin Noble Val, a former spa town and beautiful medieval village. It is now home to many local artists. During your stay, we will make every effort...
Located 9.8 km from VarenFrom 11.90 € to 23.90 € per day 
51 places over 1,5 haCamping de la bonnette  
Caylus
Camping de la Bonnette is a very welcoming family campsite on the outskirts of the beautiful medieval village of Caylus. The child and dog friendly parkland campsite is located along...
Located 12.6 km from VarenFrom 14.50 € to 19.50 € per day 
92 places over 8 haLe Moulin de Julien    
8.6
Livers-Cazelles
At the foot of the medieval town of Cordes-sur-Ciel, the campsite offers its greenery with 2 swimming pools with water slide, mini golf, playground, fishing, bowling, table tennis,...
Located 13 km from Varen20 € per day 

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HOTELS

Logis Les Deux Rivières - Hotel in VarenLogis Les Deux Rivières     
7.2
Laguépie
This Logis Hotel is in the village of Laguépie in the Aveyron valley. It offers free Wi-Fi access and soundproofed guest rooms with lift access and satellite TV. The rooms at Logis...
Located 6.2 km from VarenRoom from 48 €
Logis Belle Rive - Hotel in VarenLogis Belle Rive     
8.3
Najac
Belle Rive is located in the gorges of Aveyron just 2 km from Najac. It is beside the Aveyron river and offers great views of Najac Castle. Each room in this Logis hotel has a bathtub...
Located 9.5 km from VarenRoom from 48 €
Logis L'Oustal Del Barry - Hotel in VarenLogis L'Oustal Del Barry     
8.5
Najac
L'Oustal del Barry, located at the entrance to Najac, one of the finest villages in France, opens onto magnificent grounds and a fine kitchen garden. Several of our recently-renovated...
Located 9.7 km from VarenRoom from 49 €

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Abbaye des Capucins Spa & Resort
L’Abbaye des Capucins Spa & Resort is located in Montauban, a 30-minute drive from Toulouse. It offers free access to the outdoor pool, spa centre and...
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Hotel Kyriad Montauban
Hotel Kyriad Montauban is located 3 km from Montauban city centre. It offers simple decor air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen...
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