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Le Gavre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Gavre in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Langon at 23 km from Le Gavre

Visit Le Gavre: highlights and tourist information

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Le Gavre is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Langon at 23 km and Redon at 29 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Gavre, 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 Le Gavre in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a...

See Langon guide


at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Redon guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nantes guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 41 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

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

See La Roche-Bernard guide


Seaside resort at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Morbihan department

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages...

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


Seaside resort at 52 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pornichet guide


at 52 km (direction south-west)

Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant harbour towns along...

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 54 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jade Coast guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 55 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Baule guide


at 60 km (direction south-east)

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

See Clisson guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Gavre


Markets in and near Le Gavre

  • Blain: market Tuesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (21km)
  • Pontchateau: market Monday all day (27km)
  • Redon: market Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (29km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (31km)
  • Donges: market Thursday (33km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (34km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (35km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (36km)
  • Bain-de-Bretagne: market Monday (36km)

More information about Le Gavre, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Le Gavre, France

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

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Vilaine (30km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (35km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (38km)
  • Loire Estuaire (38km)
  • Île Héron (France) (39km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (57km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (23km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (45km)

Geography and distances

Le Gavre is in the north-west of France at 37 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Le Gavre is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Gavre

Canton: Blain

Arrondissement: Châteaubriant

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44130

Distance to Le Gavre

from Nantes (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 462 km

from Nice: 819 km

from Bordeaux: 312 km

from Strasbourg: 715 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 Gavre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blain, La Grigonnais and Vay.

This page in French: Visiter Le Gavre

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