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Photo is of Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 22 km from Paulx

Visit Paulx: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 22 km and Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 30 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Paulx, 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 Paulx in Pays de la Loire.

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

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


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

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction south-west), 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


at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pornic guide


at 32 km (direction west-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


at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nantes guide


at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jade Coast guide


at 37 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Noirmoutier guide


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

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts -...

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Clisson guide


Seaside resort at 45 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
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 49 km (direction east), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee,...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

Explore the Ile d'Yeu on foot or by bike...

See Ile d'Yeu guide

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

Map of places to visit near Paulx


Markets in and near Paulx

  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Bouaye: market Thursday (21km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (23km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (27km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (27km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (28km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Paulx, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Paulx, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (6km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (16km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (33km)
  • Île Héron (France) (35km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (42km)
  • Loire Estuaire (46km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (51km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (17km)

Geography and distances

Paulx is in the north-west of France at 32 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Paulx is 371 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Paulx

Canton: Machecoul

Arrondissement: Nantes

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44270

Distance to Paulx

from Nantes (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 371 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 792 km

from Bordeaux: 253 km

from Strasbourg: 732 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 Paulx from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Marne, Machecoul and Saint-Etienne-de-Mer-Morte.

This page in French: Visiter Paulx

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