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Cheix-en-Retz tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cheix-en-Retz in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 19 km from Cheix-en-Retz

Visit Cheix-en-Retz: highlights and tourist information

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Cheix-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 19 km and Nantes at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cheix-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 Cheix-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 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Nantes guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant...

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Jade Coast guide


Seaside resort at 27 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 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Noirmoutier guide


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

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

See Pornichet guide


at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Clisson guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Baule guide


at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 47 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
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide


at 49 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 Cheix-en-Retz


Markets in and near Cheix-en-Retz

  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (5km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (7km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Bouaye: market Thursday (11km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (11km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (16km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)

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

Tourist attractions near Cheix-en-Retz, France

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

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (21km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (14km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (21km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (22km)
  • Île Héron (France) (25km)
  • Loire Estuaire (26km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (33km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (50km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (8km)

Geography and distances

Cheix-en-Retz is in the north-west of France at 20 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Cheix-en-Retz is 361 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cheix-en-Retz

Canton: Pellerin

Arrondissement: Nantes

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44640

Distance to Cheix-en-Retz

from Nantes (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 361 km

from Calais: 497 km

from Nice: 807 km

from Bordeaux: 278 km

from Strasbourg: 730 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 Cheix-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 ): Le Pellerin, Port-Saint-Pere, Rouans and Vue.

This page in French: Visiter Cheix-en-Retz

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