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Lavau-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins at 16 km from Lavau-sur-Loire

Visit Lavau-sur-Loire: highlights and tourist information

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Lavau-sur-Loire is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brevin-les-Pins at 16 km and Pornic at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lavau-sur-Loire, 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 Lavau-sur-Loire in Pays de la Loire.

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



Seaside resort at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide


at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jade Coast guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Pornichet guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west)

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

See La Baule guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Nantes guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

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

The river harbour and historic old town centre make...

See La Roche-Bernard guide


at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Guerande guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide


at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Noirmoutier guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Batz-sur-Mer guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of...

See Redon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lavau-sur-Loire


Markets in and near Lavau-sur-Loire

  • Donges: market Thursday (9km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Pontchateau: market Monday all day (17km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (20km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (21km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (24km)
  • Blain: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (25km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (26km)

Hotels near Lavau-sur-Loire

More information about Lavau-sur-Loire, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Lavau-sur-Loire, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Loire Estuaire (12km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (29km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (32km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (34km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (34km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (35km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (37km)
  • Île Héron (France) (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (26km)
  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (45km)

Geography and distances

Lavau-sur-Loire is in the north-west of France at 33 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Lavau-sur-Loire is 364 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lavau-sur-Loire

Canton: Savenay

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44260

Distance to Lavau-sur-Loire

from Nantes (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 364 km

from Calais: 491 km

from Nice: 823 km

from Bordeaux: 295 km

from Strasbourg: 737 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 Lavau-sur-Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouee, Paimboeuf, Saint-Viaud and Savenay.

This page in French: Visiter Lavau-sur-Loire

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