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Saint-Colomban tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Colomban in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Nantes at 23 km from Saint-Colomban

Visit Saint-Colomban: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Colomban is situated in the Loire-Atlantique department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nantes at 23 km and Clisson at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Colomban, 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 Saint-Colomban in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 23 km (direction )

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

See Nantes guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Clisson guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 36 km (direction east), in the Vendee department

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

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pornic guide


Seaside resort at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is the beach resort next to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

At Saint-Jean-de-Monts you will enjoy the extensive sandy beaches and one...

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

The port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an attractive and...

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

Pornic, a traditional port town with an attrcative harbour,...

See Jade Coast guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts...

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts - still has...

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 49 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

On Noirmoutier island you can find lots of sandy beaches and a...

See Noirmoutier guide


Seaside resort at 51 km (direction west-north-west)

The beach at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is the main attraction and...

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Colomban


Markets in and near Saint-Colomban

  • Bouaye: market Thursday (17km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (22km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (22km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (25km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (25km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (25km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (29km)

More information about Saint-Colomban, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Colomban, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (24km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (12km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (18km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (24km)
  • Île Héron (France) (24km)
  • Loire Estuaire (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (18km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Colomban is in the north-west of France at 23 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Saint-Colomban is 358 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Colomban

Canton: Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu

Arrondissement: Nantes

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44310

Distance to Saint-Colomban

from Nantes (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 358 km

from Calais: 505 km

from Nice: 783 km

from Bordeaux: 254 km

from Strasbourg: 718 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 Saint-Colomban from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Corcoue-sur-Logne, Geneston, La Limouziniere, Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine and Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Colomban

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