Ancenis tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Clisson at 32 km from Ancenis

Visit Ancenis: highlights and tourist information

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Ancenis is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ancenis in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Clisson at 32 km and Nantes at 33 km.

Ancenis, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben...

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at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many monuments, museums...

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The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire Atlantique department

The Jardin Extraordinaire de Nantes has been created in an old quarry...

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Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 40 km (direction south), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee, known...

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Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 48 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long,...

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Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 48 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 48 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture...

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Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 48 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious...

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at 49 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many...

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Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines...

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Map of places to visit near Ancenis


Markets in and near Ancenis

Market days in Ancenis: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Ancenis: market Thursday (0km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (23km)
  • Cande: market Monday (24km)
  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (25km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (25km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (31km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (32km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (36km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Ancenis, France

What to do at Ancenis? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ancenis.

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (24km)
  • Jardin des plantes (32km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Héron (France) (29km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (31km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (48km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Carquefou (25km)
  • Cholet (41km)
  • Chenille-Change (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (52km)

Geography and distances

Ancenis is in the north-west of France at 33 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Ancenis is 310 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ancenis

Canton: Ancenis

Arrondissement: Ancenis

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44150

Distance to Ancenis

from Nantes (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 310 km

from Calais: 455 km

from Nice: 773 km

from Bordeaux: 285 km

from Strasbourg: 678 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car via one of the ferry ports such as Saint-Malo or Cherbourg. Allow around 3 hours for the trip in France. For driving distances to Ancenis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anetz, Bouzille, Drain, Lire and Saint-Gereon.

This page in French: Visiter Ancenis


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