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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

Pontivy is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

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.

Attractions in Pontivy

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of Pontivy in Morbihan since 1485: Chateau de Pontivy

Popular places to visit nearby include Forges des Salles at 19 km and Josselin at 34 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Chateau de Pontivy

Chateau de Pontivy

Castle less than one km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Pontivy has dominated the centre of...

See Chateau de Pontivy guide
Forges des Salles

Forges des Salles

at 19 km (direction north-west), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Attraction or village? The Forges des Salles was a 19th...

See Forges des Salles guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

The castle and the river are the centre of your...

See Josselin guide
Chateau de Josselin

Chateau de Josselin

Castle at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Josselin has a 1000 year history and includes both...

See Chateau de Josselin guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 40 km (direction south)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide


at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

The highlight in Moncontour is exploring the streets of half-timbered houses...

See Moncontour guide


at 44 km (direction south)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port...

See Auray guide


at 45 km (direction south)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place...

See Saint-Goustan guide


at 48 km (direction south-south-east)

An unmissable highlight in this region of Brittany, the half-timbered...

See Vannes guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Finistere department

The extremely pretty centre of Quimperlé make it one of...

See Quimperle guide


at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

Due to the fishing industry and war time damage Lorient is...

See Lorient guide


at 52 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cotes-d'Armor department

Saint-Brieuc has a cathedral and a historic centre with...

See Saint-Brieuc guide
Ile de Groix

Ile de Groix

Island at 61 km (direction south-west)

With a popular beach, lovely traditional cottages and scenic villages...

See Ile de Groix guide


at 62 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide

... 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

What to do at Pontivy? 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

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

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

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

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