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Arthon-en-Retz tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arthon-en-Retz in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 7 km from Arthon-en-Retz

Visit Arthon-en-Retz: highlights and tourist information

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Arthon-en-Retz is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 7 km and Pornic at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Arthon-en-Retz, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Arthon-en-Retz in Pays de la Loire.

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

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 7 km (direction south-west)

The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for the nearby...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 12 km (direction west)

Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant harbour towns along...

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 16 km (direction west)

Pornic, a traditional port town with an attrcative harbour, is well placed...

See Jade Coast guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

The beach at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is the main attraction and we also enjoyed...

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

On Noirmoutier island you can find lots of sandy beaches and a...

See Noirmoutier guide
The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire Atlantique department

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

See The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nantes guide


at 35 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts of the...

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

The emphasis in Pornichet, immediately south of La Baule, is most certainly...

See Pornichet guide


Seaside resort at 37 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

At Saint-Jean-de-Monts you will enjoy the extensive sandy beaches and one of...

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

La Baule-Escoblac is a very pleasant and popular resort with a long...

See La Baule guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

If you visit the beach resort of Le Pouligueun be sure to...

See Le Pouliguen guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 42 km (direction north-west)

Away from the beaches, Briere Regional Natural Parc is the second largest...

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

Guerande is one of the most interesting towns in Pays-de-la-Loire, with its...

See Guerande guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loire-Atlantique

Map of places to visit near Arthon-en-Retz


Markets in and near Arthon-en-Retz

  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (12km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (17km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (19km)
  • Bouaye: market Thursday (20km)
  • Prefailles: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (22km)

Hotels near Arthon-en-Retz

More information about Arthon-en-Retz, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Arthon-en-Retz, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (32km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (16km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (20km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (23km)
  • Loire Estuaire (24km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (33km)
  • Île Héron (France) (36km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (47km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (53km)
  • Port-Joinville (54km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (56km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (56km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (14km)

Geography and distances

Arthon-en-Retz is in the north-west of France at 32 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Arthon-en-Retz is 373 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arthon-en-Retz

Canton: Pornic

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44320

Distance to Arthon-en-Retz

from Nantes (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 373 km

from Calais: 508 km

from Nice: 812 km

from Bordeaux: 275 km

from Strasbourg: 741 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 Arthon-en-Retz from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chauve, Chemere, Les Moutiers-en-Retz and Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaleons.

This page in French: Visiter Arthon-en-Retz

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