La Baule tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: La Baule-Escoblac is a very pleasant and popular resort with a long sandy beach - a toch of the French riviera in the north-west!

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near La Baule. For detailed visitor information see the La Baule travel guide.

Tourist classifications for La Baule include "ville fleurie 4*".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pornichet at 4 km and Guerande at 5 km.

La Baule, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 3 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide


Seaside resort at 4 km (direction east)

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

See Pornichet guide


at 5 km (direction north-west)

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

See Guerande guide


at 7 km (direction west)

The resort at Batz-sur-Mer is much quiter and smaller than many nearby, ideal if...

See Batz-sur-Mer guide
Le Croisic

Le Croisic

at 9 km (direction west)

One of the nicest fishing harbour towns in the region, Le Croisic is a...

See Le Croisic guide
La Turballe

La Turballe

Seaside resort at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

Less developed than some resorts here, the centre of activity in La Turballe is...

See La Turballe guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

The fishing harbour and traditional granite houses in Piriac-sur-Mer create an interesting diversion from...

See Piriac-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jade Coast guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Morbihan department

The river harbour and historic old town centre make La Roche-Bernard a lovely little...

See La Roche-Bernard guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pornic guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vendee department

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

See Noirmoutier guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide

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Markets in and near La Baule

Market days in La Baule: weekly market: every day except Monday;

  • La Baule: market every day except Monday (0km)
  • Le Pouliguen: market Friday & Tuesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Pornichet: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Guerande: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Friday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Monday (7km)
  • Le Croisic: market Thursday & Saturday (9km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (18km)

More information about La Baule, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Baule, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (48km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais Salants de Guérande (13km)
  • Loire Estuaire (20km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (20km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (38km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (39km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (42km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (42km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (43km)
  • Anse de Mancel (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (44km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (46km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (47km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (48km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (48km)
  • Pont de Kérino (48km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (48km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (49km)
  • Source - Marle (49km)
  • Vincin (50km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (50km)
  • Pont du Vincin (51km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (53km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (54km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (34km)

Geography and distances

La Baule is in the north-west of France at 64 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: La Baule is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Baule

Canton: Baule-Escoublac

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44500

Distance to La Baule

from Nantes (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 511 km

from Nice: 851 km

from Bordeaux: 306 km

from Strasbourg: 768 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 La Baule from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Guerande, Le Pouliguen, Pornichet and Saint-Andre-Des-Eaux.

This page in French: Visiter La Baule