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Petit-Mars tourism and travel guide

Photo of Petit-Mars in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Nantes at 21 km from Petit-Mars

Visit Petit-Mars: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nantes at 21 km and Clisson at 37 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Petit-Mars, 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 Petit-Mars in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Nantes guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Clisson guide


at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a Roman fresco...

See Langon guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

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

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

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of the old...

See Redon guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 55 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 58 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pornic guide

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

Map of places to visit near Petit-Mars


Markets in and near Petit-Mars

  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (6km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (11km)
  • Ancenis: market Thursday (21km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (25km)
  • Blain: market Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (27km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (29km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (31km)

More information about Petit-Mars, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Petit-Mars, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (21km)
  • Jardins du Pin (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Héron (France) (20km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (21km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (37km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Carquefou (11km)
  • Cholet (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (39km)

Geography and distances

Petit-Mars is in the north-west of France at 21 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Petit-Mars is 326 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Petit-Mars

Canton: Nort-sur-Erdre

Arrondissement: Châteaubriant

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44390

Distance to Petit-Mars

from Nantes (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 326 km

from Calais: 462 km

from Nice: 793 km

from Bordeaux: 293 km

from Strasbourg: 697 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 Petit-Mars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Les Touches, Ligne, Nort-sur-Erdre, Saint-Mars-du-Desert and Suce-sur-Erdre.

This page in French: Visiter Petit-Mars

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