The area around Varen is dotted with fabulous things to see and do, from firmly-established, must-see spots to lesser known gems. Visit the Notre Dame de Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Chapelle des Penitents-Noirs in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, roughly 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the southwest of Varen.
Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west of Varen is Montauban, a regional center which is home to Montauban Golf Course, Pont Vieux and Montauban Cathedral. Stade Sapiac, Musee Ingres and Place Nationale are a number of other visitor attractions worth investigating for those who find themselves with time to spare.
Take the time to really get to know Midi-Pyrenees by discovering its past. A great way to begin is with a visit to the area's fine old castles. Take a trip to Midi-Pyrenees' art galleries, history museums and art museums. These are good places to explore, especially on inclement days.
If the ideal vacation for you and your family includes the outdoors and rugging up against the cold weather, Midi-Pyrenees will be a great destination. Skiing is a popular activity. Cross-country skiing is also enjoyed in the area. Should you hear the call of the great outdoors, do as the locals do and spend a few hours mountain biking or rock climbing.
When it's time to leave this special place, say a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the new friends you've made and the landscapes you've seen.