Les Moutiers-en-Retz tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for the nearby beach which attracts many summertime campers

Les Moutiers-en-Retz 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 Les Moutiers-en-Retz. For detailed visitor information see the Les Moutiers-en-Retz 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 Les Moutiers-en-Retz in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jade Coast at 13 km and Noirmoutier at 19 km.

Les Moutiers-en-Retz, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jade Coast guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Noirmoutier guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west), 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


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

At Saint-Jean-de-Monts you will enjoy the extensive sandy beaches and one of...

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pornichet guide
The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire Atlantique department

The Jardin Extraordinaire de Nantes has been created in an old quarry...

See The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nantes guide


Seaside resort at 38 km (direction south), in the Vendee department

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is the beach resort next to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Baule guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide


at 41 km (direction south), in the Vendee department

The port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an attractive and traditional town, very...

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Batz-sur-Mer guide

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Markets in and near Les Moutiers-en-Retz

  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (9km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (17km)
  • Prefailles: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Noirmoutier: market Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (19km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (19km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Les Moutiers-en-Retz, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Les Moutiers-en-Retz, France

What to do at Les Moutiers-en-Retz? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Les Moutiers-en-Retz.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (15km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (20km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (25km)
  • Loire Estuaire (27km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (39km)
  • Île Héron (France) (42km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (46km)
  • Port-Joinville (46km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (47km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (48km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (48km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (49km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (19km)

Geography and distances

Les Moutiers-en-Retz is in the north-west of France at 38 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Les Moutiers-en-Retz is 380 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Canton: Bourgneuf-en-Retz

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44580

Distance to Les Moutiers-en-Retz

from Nantes (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 380 km

from Calais: 515 km

from Nice: 814 km

from Bordeaux: 271 km

from Strasbourg: 746 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 Les Moutiers-en-Retz from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arthon-en-Retz, Bourgneuf-en-Retz and La Bernerie-en-Retz.

This page in French: Visiter Les Moutiers-en-Retz