Guerande tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

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!

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Pouliguen at 5 km and La Turballe at 6 km.

Guerande, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 5 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Baule guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 5 km (direction south)

If you visit the beach resort of Le Pouligueun be sure to...

See Le Pouliguen guide
La Turballe

La Turballe

Seaside resort at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Turballe guide


at 7 km (direction south-west)

The resort at Batz-sur-Mer is much quiter and smaller than many nearby,...

See Batz-sur-Mer guide
Le Croisic

Le Croisic

at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Le Croisic guide


Seaside resort at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pornichet guide


at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Piriac-sur-Mer guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 23 km (direction north-north-east), in the Morbihan department

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

See La Roche-Bernard guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jade Coast guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant harbour towns along...

See Pornic guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Morbihan department

See Suscinio Castle and the Gardens of Chateau de Kerlevenan in Sarzeau...

See Sarzeau guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Morbihan department

The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church and...

See Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide

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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

Guerande is in the north-west of France at 67 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Guerande is 393 kilometres from Paris).

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

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