Blain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Langon at 28 km from Blain

Visit Blain: highlights and tourist information

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Blain 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 Blain in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Langon at 28 km and Redon at 31 km.

Blain, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 28 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a Roman fresco...

See Langon guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of the old town, Redon is...

See Redon guide
The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

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

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

See The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes guide


at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Nantes guide


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

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 40 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

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

See La Roche-Bernard guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


at 47 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pornic guide


Seaside resort at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pornichet guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 49 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jade Coast guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Morbihan department

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' you will enjoy...

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 52 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Baule guide


at 53 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Guerande guide

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Markets in and near Blain

Market days in Blain: weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday;

  • Blain: market Tuesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (21km)
  • Pontchateau: market Monday all day (25km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (28km)
  • Donges: market Thursday (29km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (30km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (30km)
  • Redon: market Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (31km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (32km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (32km)

More information about Blain, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Blain, France

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

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Vilaine (31km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (34km)
  • Loire Estuaire (34km)
  • Île Héron (France) (35km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (38km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (43km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (28km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (40km)

Geography and distances

Blain is in the north-west of France at 33 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Blain is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Blain

Canton: Blain

Arrondissement: Châteaubriant

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44130

Distance to Blain

from Nantes (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 341 km

from Calais: 467 km

from Nice: 818 km

from Bordeaux: 307 km

from Strasbourg: 717 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 Blain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Gavre.

This page in French: Visiter Blain