La Bernerie-en-Retz tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 3 km from La Bernerie-en-Retz

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La Bernerie-en-Retz is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Bernerie-en-Retz in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 3 km and Pornic at 6 km.

La Bernerie-en-Retz, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 3 km (direction east-south-east)

The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for the nearby...

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at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

On Noirmoutier island you can find lots of sandy beaches and a...

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Seaside resort at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

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

The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts of the...

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Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Seaside resort at 32 km (direction south), in the Vendee department

At Saint-Jean-de-Monts you will enjoy the extensive sandy beaches and one of...

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La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire Atlantique department

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

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at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

Guerande is one of the most interesting towns in Pays-de-la-Loire, with its...

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Markets in and near La Bernerie-en-Retz

Market days in La Bernerie-en-Retz: seasonal market: Friday & Tuesday;

  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • Prefailles: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Noirmoutier: market Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (17km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (18km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (18km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (20km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (23km)

More information about La Bernerie-en-Retz, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Bernerie-en-Retz, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (17km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (19km)
  • Loire Estuaire (24km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (27km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (41km)
  • Île Héron (France) (44km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (45km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (46km)
  • Port-Joinville (46km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (47km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (48km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (49km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (21km)

Geography and distances

La Bernerie-en-Retz is in the north-west of France at 40 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: La Bernerie-en-Retz is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Bernerie-en-Retz

Canton: Bourgneuf-en-Retz

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44760

Distance to La Bernerie-en-Retz

from Nantes (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 515 km

from Nice: 817 km

from Bordeaux: 274 km

from Strasbourg: 749 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 La Bernerie-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 ): Les Moutiers-en-Retz and Pornic.

This page in French: Visiter La Bernerie-en-Retz