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La Bernerie-en-Retz tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Bernerie-en-Retz in Loire-Atlantique

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

Visit La Bernerie-en-Retz: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 3 km and Pornic at 6 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Bernerie-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 La Bernerie-en-Retz in Pays de la Loire.

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...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jade Coast guide


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

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

See Noirmoutier guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide


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

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


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

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

See Pornichet guide


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...

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide
La Baule

La Baule

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

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

See La Baule guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

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

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

See Le Pouliguen guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nantes guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Batz-sur-Mer guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

Guerande is one of the most interesting towns in...

See Guerande guide


Seaside resort at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vendee department

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is the beach resort next to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loire-Atlantique

Map of places to visit near La Bernerie-en-Retz


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

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