Le Croisic tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: One of the nicest fishing harbour towns in the region, Le Croisic is a lovely place to stroll around

Le Croisic 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 Le Croisic. For detailed visitor information see the Le Croisic 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 Le Croisic in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Pouliguen at 6 km and La Turballe at 6 km.

Le Croisic, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Batz-sur-Mer guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 6 km (direction east)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide
La Turballe

La Turballe

Seaside resort at 6 km (direction east)

Less developed than some resorts here, the centre of activity in La Turballe is...

See La Turballe guide


at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Guerande guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 9 km (direction east)

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

See La Baule guide


at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Piriac-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Pornichet guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Morbihan department

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

See La Roche-Bernard guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Jade Coast guide


at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Sarzeau guide


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

The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church and the natural...

See Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide
Ile de Houat

Ile de Houat

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

We particularly recommend you walk the coast path around the small island of Ile-de-Houat...

See Ile de Houat guide

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

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Markets in and near Le Croisic

Market days in Le Croisic: weekly market: Thursday & Saturday;

  • Le Croisic: market Thursday & Saturday (0km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Friday - seasonal market only (2km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Monday (2km)
  • Le Pouliguen: market Friday & Tuesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Guerande: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • La Baule: market every day except Monday (9km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Pornichet: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Penestin: market Wednesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (21km)

More information about Le Croisic, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Le Croisic, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (43km)

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 (16km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (26km)
  • Loire Estuaire (29km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (33km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (37km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (37km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (38km)
  • Anse de Mancel (38km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (40km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (41km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (42km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (42km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (43km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (43km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (43km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (43km)
  • Pont de Kérino (44km)
  • Vincin (45km)
  • Source - Marle (45km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (45km)
  • Pont du Vincin (46km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (46km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (50km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (35km)

Geography and distances

Le Croisic is in the north-west of France at 72 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Le Croisic is 401 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Croisic

Canton: Croisic

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44490

Distance to Le Croisic

from Nantes (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 401 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 859 km

from Bordeaux: 311 km

from Strasbourg: 777 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 Le Croisic from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Batz-sur-Mer, La Turballe and Le Pouliguen.

This page in French: Visiter Le Croisic