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Drain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Drain in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Clisson at 29 km from Drain

Visit Drain: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions

Drain is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

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

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!



at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Clisson guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Nantes guide
The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire Atlantique department

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

See The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee, known...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long,...

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture...

See Angers Cathedral guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 52 km (direction east-north-east)

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide


at 52 km (direction east-north-east)

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many...

See Angers guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 58 km (direction east-north-east)

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


at 64 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Langon guide

... 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)

Hotels near Drain

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

Drain is in the western-centre of France at 51 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Drain is 313 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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