Pontivy tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pontivy in Morbihan

Visit Pontivy: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Pontivy is particularly interesting because it has a medieval old town and also a region added in the Napoleonic era to explore

Important note

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

Pontivy is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region, in the north-west of France at 48 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Pontivy is 402 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Josselin at 34 km and Sainte-Anne d'Auray at 40 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pontivy, 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 Pontivy in Brittany.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Pontivy

Markets in and near Pontivy

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

  • Pontivy: market Monday all day (0km)
  • Loudeac: market Saturday (20km)
  • Baud: market Saturday (22km)
  • Locmine: market Thursday (23km)
  • Rostrenen: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Josselin: market Saturday (34km)
  • Ploeuc-sur-Lie: market Thursday (35km)
  • Hennebont: market Thursday (37km)
  • Quintin: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Lanester: market Tuesday (44km)

More information about Pontivy, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Pontivy, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Botrain (15km)
  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (36km)
  • Jardin du Grand Launay (36km)
  • Jardin du Colombier (41km)
  • Parc Victor Chevassu (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Guerlédan (16km)
  • Source - Rance (41km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gilles-Vieux-Marche (20km)
  • Quintin (38km)
  • La Vraie-Croix (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontivy

Canton: Pontivy

Arrondissement: Pontivy

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56300

Distance to Pontivy

from Vannes (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 402 km

from Calais: 473 km

from Nice: 928 km

from Bordeaux: 403 km

from Strasbourg: 794 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Sourn, Saint-Gerand and Saint-Thuriau.

This page in French: Visiter Pontivy