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Donges tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins at 10 km from Donges

Visit Donges: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brevin-les-Pins at 10 km and Briere Regional Natural Parc at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Donges, 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 Donges in Pays de la Loire.

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



Seaside resort at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Pornichet guide


at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Jade Coast guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west)

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

See La Baule guide


at 26 km (direction west)

Guerande is one of the most interesting towns in...

See Guerande guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

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

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

See La Roche-Bernard guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 30 km (direction west)

The resort at Batz-sur-Mer is much quiter and smaller...

See Batz-sur-Mer guide
La Turballe

La Turballe

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west)

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

See La Turballe guide
Le Croisic

Le Croisic

at 32 km (direction west)

One of the nicest fishing harbour towns in the region,...

See Le Croisic guide


at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Piriac-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Donges


Markets in and near Donges

Market days in Donges: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Donges: market Thursday (0km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Pontchateau: market Monday all day (13km)
  • Pornichet: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Herbignac: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)
  • La Baule: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Prefailles: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Guerande: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Le Pouliguen: market Friday & Tuesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (27km)

More information about Donges, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Donges, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Loire Estuaire (5km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (24km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (25km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (30km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (40km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (41km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (43km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (44km)
  • Île Héron (France) (46km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (57km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (33km)
  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (38km)

Geography and distances

Donges is in the north-west of France at 42 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Donges is 371 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Donges

Canton: Montoir-de-Bretagne

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44480

Distance to Donges

from Nantes (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 371 km

from Calais: 495 km

from Nice: 832 km

from Bordeaux: 300 km

from Strasbourg: 745 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 Donges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Corsept, Montoir-de-Bretagne, Paimboeuf and Prinquiau.

This page in French: Visiter Donges

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