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Guerande tourism and travel guide

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Visit Guerande: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Guerande is one of the most interesting towns in Pays-de-la-Loire, with its medieval fortifications intact and an attractive historic centre

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Guerande. For detailed visitor information see the Guerande travel guide.

Guerande is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 67 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Guerande is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Guerande include "recommended detour", "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Guerande is as a tourist destination!

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Pouliguen at 5 km and La Turballe at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Guerande, 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 Guerande 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 Loire-Atlantique

Map of places to visit near Guerande


Markets in and near Guerande

Market days in Guerande: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Guerande: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • La Baule: market every day except Monday (5km)
  • Le Pouliguen: market Friday & Tuesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Friday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Monday (7km)
  • Le Croisic: market Thursday & Saturday (7km)
  • Pornichet: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Herbignac: market Wednesday (16km)

More information about Guerande, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Guerande, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (43km)

National Monuments

Regional Natural Parcs

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais Salants de Guérande (9km)
  • Loire Estuaire (23km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (25km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (34km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (36km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (37km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (37km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (37km)
  • Anse de Mancel (38km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (39km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (41km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (42km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (43km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (43km)
  • Pont de Kérino (43km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (43km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (44km)
  • Source - Marle (44km)
  • Vincin (45km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (45km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (45km)
  • Pont du Vincin (46km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (48km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (49km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (50km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Elven (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (30km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Guerande

Canton: Guérande

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44350

Distance to Guerande

from Nantes (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 509 km

from Nice: 855 km

from Bordeaux: 311 km

from Strasbourg: 770 km

Getting here

Guerande 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 Guerande from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Batz-sur-Mer, La Baule and Le Pouliguen.

This page in French: Visiter Guerande

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