Chauve tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pornic at 9 km from Chauve

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Chauve 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 Chauve in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pornic at 9 km and Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 10 km.

Chauve, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pornic guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Jade Coast guide


Seaside resort at 17 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 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Noirmoutier guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pornichet guide
The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 34 km (direction 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 34 km (direction east)

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

See Nantes guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 34 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 36 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 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


at 37 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


at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Guerande guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Batz-sur-Mer guide

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Markets in and near Chauve

  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (9km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Prefailles: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (18km)
  • Donges: market Thursday (20km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (21km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Bouaye: market Thursday (23km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (23km)

More information about Chauve, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Chauve, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (34km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Loire Estuaire (19km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (20km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (21km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (24km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (35km)
  • Île Héron (France) (38km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (17km)

Geography and distances

Chauve is in the north-west of France at 34 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Chauve is 374 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chauve

Canton: Saint-Père-en-Retz

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44320

Distance to Chauve

from Nantes (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 374 km

from Calais: 506 km

from Nice: 817 km

from Bordeaux: 279 km

from Strasbourg: 743 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 Chauve from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arthon-en-Retz and Chemere.

This page in French: Visiter Chauve