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Drain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Clisson at 29 km from Drain

Visit Drain: highlights and tourist information

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Drain is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 51 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Drain is 313 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Clisson at 29 km and Nantes at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Drain, 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 Drain in Pays de la Loire.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Drain


Markets in and near Drain

  • Ancenis: market Thursday (4km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (22km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (22km)
  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (24km)
  • Cande: market Monday (28km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (29km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (34km)

More information about Drain, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Drain, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (27km)
  • Jardin des plantes (28km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Héron (France) (25km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (28km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (44km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Carquefou (22km)
  • Cholet (39km)
  • Chenille-Change (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (49km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Drain

Canton: Champtoceaux

Arrondissement: Cholet

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49530

Distance to Drain

from Angers (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 313 km

from Calais: 459 km

from Nice: 774 km

from Bordeaux: 282 km

from Strasbourg: 681 km

Getting here

Drain is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Drain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ancenis, Champtoceaux, Lire, Oudon, Saint-Gereon, Saint-Laurent-Des-Autels and Saint-Sauveur-de-Landemont.

This page in French: Visiter Drain

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