Loire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Loire: highlights and tourist information

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Loire is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 36 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Loire is 283 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau Plessis-Bourre at 33 km and Apocalypse Tapestry at 35 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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 Loire in Pays de la Loire.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Loire

Markets in and near Loire

  • Cande: market Monday (7km)
  • Segre: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Le Lion-d'Angers: market Friday (20km)
  • Pouance: market Thursday (20km)
  • Renaze: market Friday (21km)
  • Craon: market Monday (25km)
  • Ancenis: market Thursday (31km)
  • Chateau-Gontier: market Thursday & (31km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (36km)

More information about Loire, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Loire, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Loire.

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chateau-Gontier (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (24km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Craon (26km)
  • Jardin des plantes (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (35km)
  • Île Héron (France) (59km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chenille-Change (25km)
  • Coudray (32km)
  • Carquefou (52km)
  • La Cropte (53km)
  • Aubigne-sur-Layon (59km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Loire

Canton: Candé

Arrondissement: Segré

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49440

Distance to Loire

from Angers (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 283 km

from Calais: 424 km

from Nice: 774 km

from Bordeaux: 310 km

from Strasbourg: 657 km

Getting here

Loire 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 Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angrie, Cande and Challain-la-Potherie.

This page in French: Visiter Loire