Fresnay-en-Retz tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fresnay-en-Retz: highlights and tourist information

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Fresnay-en-Retz is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 33 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Fresnay-en-Retz is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 10 km and Pornic at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fresnay-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 Fresnay-en-Retz in Pays de la Loire.

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


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Map of places to visit near Fresnay-en-Retz

Markets in and near Fresnay-en-Retz

  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (6km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (17km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (19km)
  • Bouaye: market Thursday (20km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (22km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (24km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (24km)

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

Tourist attractions near Fresnay-en-Retz, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (5km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (17km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (30km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (34km)
  • Loire Estuaire (35km)
  • Île Héron (France) (36km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (48km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (49km)
  • Port-Joinville (49km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (51km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (52km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (52km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (14km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fresnay-en-Retz

Canton: Bourgneuf-en-Retz

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44580

Distance to Fresnay-en-Retz

from Nantes (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 514 km

from Nice: 804 km

from Bordeaux: 263 km

from Strasbourg: 739 km

Getting here

Fresnay-en-Retz is in the north-west of France. 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 Fresnay-en-Retz from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

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

This page in French: Visiter Fresnay-en-Retz