Piriac-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The fishing harbour and traditional granite houses in Piriac-sur-Mer create an interesting diversion from the long sandy beaches nearby

Piriac-sur-Mer is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Piriac-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Piriac-sur-Mer travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Piriac-sur-Mer in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Croisic at 10 km and Guerande at 11 km.

Piriac-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Turballe

La Turballe

Seaside resort at 5 km (direction south-east)

Less developed than some resorts here, the centre of activity in La Turballe is...

See La Turballe guide
Le Croisic

Le Croisic

at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

One of the nicest fishing harbour towns in the region, Le Croisic is a...

See Le Croisic guide


at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Guerande guide


at 12 km (direction south-east)

The resort at Batz-sur-Mer is much quiter and smaller than many nearby, ideal if...

See Batz-sur-Mer guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

La Baule-Escoblac is a very pleasant and popular resort with a long sandy beach...

See La Baule guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pornichet guide


at 24 km (direction north-west), in the Morbihan department

See Suscinio Castle and the Gardens of Chateau de Kerlevenan in Sarzeau before heading...

See Sarzeau guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Morbihan department

The river harbour and historic old town centre make La Roche-Bernard a lovely little...

See La Roche-Bernard guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide
Ile de Houat

Ile de Houat

Island at 30 km (direction west), in the Morbihan department

We particularly recommend you walk the coast path around the small island of Ile-de-Houat...

See Ile de Houat guide


Island at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Morbihan department

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the Ile d'Arz,...

See Ile-d'Arz guide
Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

at 31 km (direction north-west), in the Morbihan department

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on the southern coast of Brittany...

See Morbihan Gulf guide

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Markets in and near Piriac-sur-Mer

Market days in Piriac-sur-Mer: seasonal market: Monday; seasonal market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Piriac-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Le Croisic: market Thursday & Saturday (10km)
  • Guerande: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Friday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Batz-sur-Mer: market Monday (12km)
  • Penestin: market Wednesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Le Pouliguen: market Friday & Tuesday & Sunday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • La Baule: market every day except Monday (16km)
  • Damgan: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (16km)

More information about Piriac-sur-Mer, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Piriac-sur-Mer, France

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


  • Aquarium de Vannes (33km)

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 (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais Salants de Guérande (12km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (24km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (27km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (27km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (28km)
  • Anse de Mancel (28km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (29km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (31km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (32km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (33km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (33km)
  • Loire Estuaire (33km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (33km)
  • Pont de Kérino (33km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (34km)
  • Vincin (35km)
  • Source - Marle (35km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (35km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (35km)
  • Pont du Vincin (36km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (37km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (37km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (38km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (40km)
  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (41km)
  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (46km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Elven (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (27km)

Geography and distances

Piriac-sur-Mer is in the north-west of France at 77 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Piriac-sur-Mer is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Piriac-sur-Mer

Canton: Guérande

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44420

Distance to Piriac-sur-Mer

from Nantes (prefecture): 77 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 510 km

from Nice: 866 km

from Bordeaux: 321 km

from Strasbourg: 777 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 Piriac-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

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

This page in French: Visiter Piriac-sur-Mer