Close to us

In the middle of the countryside, la Varenne is surrounded by woods. So it will be easy for you to go rambling all around, there are a lot of hiking circuits.

You will be able also to cycle to Richelieu, and perhaps discover the Greenway, 20 km in a natural environment between Richelieu and Chinon  along the old railway:

Sports activities

  • Horse centre of Richelieu ( 4 km): 06 28 54 67 08
  • Tennis club of Richelieu: 02 47 95 32 74
  • Golf of Loudun-Fontevraud, Domaine de Roiffé (35 km): 05 49 22 48 17
  • Boat trips upon the Vienne and Loire Rivers from Chinon: 06 76 74 51 14
  • Canoes and kayaks rental  Chinon: 06 23 82 96 33
  • Fly over the Loire Valley in a hot-air-balloon: 06 20 55 40 70

Special visits

The city of Richelieu

A modern town built by the Cardinal, a protected masterpiece of 17° architecture.
The castle built in 1630 has disappeared, but garden paths, rose garden, canals and hundreds of remarkable trees make this an exceptional site.

Sainte Chapelle of Champigny sur Veude

(16° century), dedicated to Saint Louis, and its beautiful  stained-glass windows.

Castle Rivau

(15° century), at 8 km, has a remarkable garden and propose all sorts of activities for children and teenagers.

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With its famous Fortress  and middle-aged lanes, Chinon keeps memory of Joan of Arc and of king Charles VII, and of the Plantagenets, when the city belonged to the english kingdom.


  • Azay-le-Rideau, Saché, Langeais, Villandry, Ussé.
  • The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, the largest monastic city in Europe, an important cultural center which has housed an exceptional modern art museum since 2021.
  • The Futuroscope (40 km)