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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Varaignes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.5988110 (N 45° 35’ 56”)
Longitude0.5293020 (E 0° 31’ 45”)
AltitudeFrom 115m to 241m
Surface area16.60 km²
Population429 inhabitants
Density25 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePérigueux (37 mi, 1h02)
Insee code24565
IntercommunalityCC du Périgord Nontronnais
TerritoryAquitaine, Périgord

Nearest cities & towns

Souffrignac2.1 mi (6 min)
Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert3.5 mi (8 min)
Soudat3.5 mi (10 min)
Feuillade3.7 mi (7 min)
Eymouthiers4.4 mi (11 min)
Teyjat4.6 mi (13 min)
Mainzac5 mi (13 min)
Marthon5.2 mi (10 min)
Hautefaye6.2 mi (17 min)
Bussière-Badil6.3 mi (16 min)
Saint-Martin-le-Pin6.8 mi (15 min)
Montbron7.2 mi (15 min)
Saint-Germain-de-Montbron7.8 mi (15 min)
Étouars7.9 mi (15 min)
Le Bourdeix8 mi (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Varaignes and castle
Varaignes and castle
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Frequently Asked turkeys
Frequently Asked turkeys
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Lud'eau Bright
Lud'eau Bright
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Country Farmers Market
Country Farmers Market
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Weavers Market
Weavers Market
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Wednesday 26 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 13°C
Thursday 27 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 11°C
Friday 28 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sightseeing cruise in the Venice of Périgord
Entertainment8 € Brantôme en Périgord (17.2 mi)
Balloon flight
Nature and the great outdoors220 € Coteaux-du-Blanzacais (25 mi)
Visit Jumilhac Castle and its gardens
Culture and education5 € to 9 € Jumilhac-le-Grand (27 mi)
Tree climbing park Cornille Aventure
Sports sensations20 € Cornille (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Banks of the Tardoire
HikeEasy1h30Eymouthiers (3.1 mi)
From Saint-Estèphe in Piégut
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Estèphe (6.5 mi)
Trotte-Renard Mill
Village visitEasy1h30Bunzac (11.1 mi)
La Vallade loop
HikeEasy3h30Saint-Saud-Lacoussière (14.6 mi)
Ancient loop Paussac Saint-Just
HikeEasy4h00Paussac-et-Saint-Vivien (17.3 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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