Pontchateau tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pontchateau: highlights and tourist information

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Pontchateau is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 47 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Pontchateau is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Briere Regional Natural Parc at 17 km and La Roche-Bernard at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pontchateau, 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 Pontchateau 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 Pontchateau

Markets in and near Pontchateau

Market days in Pontchateau: weekly market: Monday all day;

  • Pontchateau: market Monday all day (0km)
  • Donges: market Thursday (13km)
  • Herbignac: market Wednesday (17km)
  • La Roche-Bernard: market Thursday (18km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Redon: market Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (24km)
  • Blain: market Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Pornichet: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Guerande: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • La Baule: market every day except Monday (28km)

More information about Pontchateau, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Pontchateau, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Briere (14km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Loire Estuaire (17km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (17km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (23km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (31km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (36km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (47km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (49km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (49km)
  • Île Héron (France) (51km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (42km)
  • Elven (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (29km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontchateau

Canton: Pontchâteau

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44160

Distance to Pontchateau

from Nantes (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 484 km

from Nice: 838 km

from Bordeaux: 312 km

from Strasbourg: 742 km

Getting here

Pontchateau is in the north-west of France. 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 Pontchateau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Besne, Crossac, Dreffeac and Missillac.

This page in French: Visiter Pontchateau