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Lire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lire: highlights and tourist information

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Lire is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 48 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Lire is 311 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Clisson at 30 km and Nantes at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lire, 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 Lire in Pays de la Loire.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Lire


Markets in and near Lire

  • Ancenis: market Thursday (3km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (20km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (25km)
  • Cande: market Monday (26km)
  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (27km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (28km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (29km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (35km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (36km)

More information about Lire, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Lire, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (24km)
  • Jardin des plantes (31km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Héron (France) (28km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (31km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (47km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (60km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Carquefou (25km)
  • Cholet (38km)
  • Chenille-Change (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (51km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lire

Canton: Champtoceaux

Arrondissement: Cholet

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49530

Distance to Lire

from Angers (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 311 km

from Calais: 457 km

from Nice: 771 km

from Bordeaux: 282 km

from Strasbourg: 678 km

Getting here

Lire is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Lire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ancenis, Anetz, Bouzille, Drain and Saint-Gereon.

This page in French: Visiter Lire

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