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La Plaine-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Plaine-sur-Mer in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Jade Coast at 3 km from La Plaine-sur-Mer

Visit La Plaine-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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La Plaine-sur-Mer is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jade Coast at 3 km and Pornic at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Plaine-sur-Mer, 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 Plaine-sur-Mer in Pays de la Loire.

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

Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 3 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Jade Coast guide


at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pornic guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Noirmoutier guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pornichet guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Baule guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Batz-sur-Mer guide


at 28 km (direction north-west)

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

See Guerande guide
Le Croisic

Le Croisic

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Croisic guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide
La Turballe

La Turballe

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

Less developed than some resorts here, the centre of...

See La Turballe guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vendee department

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Plaine-sur-Mer


Markets in and near La Plaine-sur-Mer

  • Prefailles: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (2km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (12km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Noirmoutier: market Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (15km)
  • Pornichet: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Donges: market Thursday (22km)
  • La Baule: market every day except Monday (22km)

More information about La Plaine-sur-Mer, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Plaine-sur-Mer, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (4km)
  • Loire Estuaire (18km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (32km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (33km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (39km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (61km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (32km)

Geography and distances

La Plaine-sur-Mer is in the north-west of France at 49 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: La Plaine-sur-Mer is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Plaine-sur-Mer

Canton: Pornic

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44770

Distance to La Plaine-sur-Mer

from Nantes (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 830 km

from Bordeaux: 285 km

from Strasbourg: 758 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 Plaine-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Prefailles and Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef.

This page in French: Visiter La Plaine-sur-Mer

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