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Penestin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Penestin in Morbihan

Photo is of Piriac-sur-Mer at 12 km from Penestin

Visit Penestin: highlights and tourist information

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Penestin is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Piriac-sur-Mer at 12 km and La Roche-Bernard at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Penestin, 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 Penestin in Brittany.

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



at 12 km (direction south-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The fishing harbour and traditional granite houses in Piriac-sur-Mer...

See Piriac-sur-Mer guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

The river harbour and historic old town centre make La...

See La Roche-Bernard guide
La Turballe

La Turballe

Seaside resort at 15 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Less developed than some resorts here, the centre of activity...

See La Turballe guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 16 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Guerande is one of the most interesting towns in Pays-de-la-Loire,...

See Guerande guide
Le Croisic

Le Croisic

at 21 km (direction south), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the nicest fishing harbour towns in the...

See Le Croisic guide


at 22 km (direction south), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Batz-sur-Mer guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See La Baule guide


at 23 km (direction west)

See Suscinio Castle and the Gardens of Chateau de...

See Sarzeau guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Le Pouliguen guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Pornichet guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


at 27 km (direction west)

The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church...

See Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide


Island at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make...

See Ile-d'Arz guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Morbihan

Map of places to visit near Penestin


Markets in and near Penestin

Market days in Penestin: seasonal market: Wednesday & Sunday;

  • Penestin: market Wednesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Muzillac: market Friday (8km)
  • Damgan: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Damgan: market Saturday (9km)
  • Herbignac: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • La Roche-Bernard: market Thursday (14km)
  • Surzur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Guerande: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)

Hotels near Penestin

More information about Penestin, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Penestin, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (28km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais Salants de Guérande (10km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (22km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (22km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (23km)
  • Anse de Mancel (23km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (23km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (23km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (27km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (28km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (28km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (28km)
  • Pont de Kérino (28km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (28km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (28km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (29km)
  • Source - Marle (29km)
  • Vincin (30km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (30km)
  • Pont du Vincin (31km)
  • Loire Estuaire (34km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (34km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (36km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (36km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (37km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (41km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Elven (29km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (14km)

Geography and distances

Penestin is in the north-west of France at 29 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Penestin is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Penestin

Canton: Roche-Bernard

Arrondissement: Vannes

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56760

Distance to Penestin

from Vannes (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 498 km

from Nice: 866 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 770 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Penestin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Billiers.

This page in French: Visiter Penestin

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