La Turballe tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Less developed than some resorts here, the centre of activity in La Turballe is the long sandy beach

La Turballe 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 La Turballe. For detailed visitor information see the La Turballe travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Croisic at 5 km and Guerande at 6 km.

La Turballe, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction north-west)

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

See Piriac-sur-Mer guide
Le Croisic

Le Croisic

at 5 km (direction south)

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

See Le Croisic guide


at 6 km (direction east)

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

See Guerande guide


at 7 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Batz-sur-Mer guide
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Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 9 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Baule guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pornichet guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 25 km (direction north-east), in the Morbihan department

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

See La Roche-Bernard guide


Seaside resort at 28 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


at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Sarzeau guide


at 31 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
Ile de Houat

Ile de Houat

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

We particularly recommend you walk the coast path around the small island...

See Ile de Houat guide


Island at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Morbihan department

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the...

See Ile-d'Arz guide

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Markets in and near La Turballe

  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Le Croisic: market Thursday & Saturday (6km)
  • Guerande: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Friday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Monday (7km)
  • Le Pouliguen: market Friday & Tuesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • La Baule: market every day except Monday (11km)
  • Pornichet: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Penestin: market Wednesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (15km)

More information about La Turballe, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Turballe, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais Salants de Guérande (11km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (29km)
  • Loire Estuaire (29km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (30km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (32km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (32km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (33km)
  • Anse de Mancel (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (34km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (36km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (37km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (38km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (38km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (38km)
  • Pont de Kérino (38km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (39km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (39km)
  • Vincin (40km)
  • Source - Marle (40km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (40km)
  • Pont du Vincin (41km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (41km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (42km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (45km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (46km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Elven (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (29km)

Geography and distances

La Turballe is in the north-west of France at 73 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: La Turballe is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Turballe

Canton: Guérande

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44420

Distance to La Turballe

from Nantes (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 511 km

from Nice: 861 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 775 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 Turballe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Croisic, Mesquer and Piriac-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter La Turballe


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