Until the french révolution the village was called Le Vernet. In 1793, the fief of La Varenne was joined to Le Vernet, and the village became Le Vernet la Varenne.
The church, was built in XVth century and transformed in XIXth century. Its Roman porch has a two-sloped lintel, with a benediction hand in the center. Inside, you can find some neo-romanesque remains, a XIVth century mural painting and a XVth century painting. Outside is an hemispherical fountain with a cross.
Montfort castle, was built in XVth century and transformed until XIXth century. You can find its history at the Tourist Office. Visits are organized in summer. Inside, you can see visual arts expositions in July and August.
In the outbuildings of the castle two rooms and a kitchen can be rented for parties.
|On the ground floor of the castle is la
Maison de l'Améthyste, Amethyst museum
Open from April 1st to November 11th.
Every day, during school holidays : from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ; 7 p.m. in July and August
Out of holidays :
Groups, every day by reservation
Families and individuals, on Saturdays and Sundays
10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.