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La Marne tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Marne in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 21 km from La Marne

Visit La Marne: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 21 km and Nantes at 29 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Marne, 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 Marne 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 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nantes guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pornic guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction south-west), 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
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jade Coast guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

The port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an attractive and...

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style...

See Clisson guide


at 37 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Noirmoutier guide


Seaside resort at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts - still has...

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 48 km (direction east), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee,...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

Explore the Ile d'Yeu on foot or by bike...

See Ile d'Yeu guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Marne


Markets in and near La Marne

  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Bouaye: market Thursday (17km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (23km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (23km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (24km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (24km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (25km)

More information about La Marne, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Marne, France

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

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (29km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (6km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (12km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (30km)
  • Île Héron (France) (31km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (41km)
  • Loire Estuaire (44km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (14km)

Geography and distances

La Marne is in the north-west of France at 29 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: La Marne is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Marne

Canton: Machecoul

Arrondissement: Nantes

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44270

Distance to La Marne

from Nantes (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 512 km

from Nice: 793 km

from Bordeaux: 256 km

from Strasbourg: 730 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 Marne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Machecoul, Paulx and Saint-Meme-le-Tenu.

This page in French: Visiter La Marne

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