Savenay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Brevin-les-Pins at 21 km from Savenay

Visit Savenay: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Brevin-les-Pins at 21 km and Briere Regional Natural Parc at 28 km.

Savenay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

The beach at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is the main attraction and we also enjoyed exploring the...

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 31 km (direction south-west)

Pornic, a traditional port town with an attrcative harbour, is well placed to explore...

See Jade Coast guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pornichet guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Morbihan department

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

See La Roche-Bernard guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for the nearby beach which...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide
The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loire Atlantique department

The Jardin Extraordinaire de Nantes has been created in an old quarry and features...

See The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many monuments, museums and places...

See Nantes guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of the old town, Redon is...

See Redon guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west)

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

See La Baule guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Guerande guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west)

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

See Le Pouliguen guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-east), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Langon is home to an ancient chapel with a Roman fresco...

See Langon guide

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Markets in and near Savenay

  • Donges: market Thursday (11km)
  • Pontchateau: market Monday all day (14km)
  • Blain: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (22km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (23km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (27km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (30km)
  • Herbignac: market Wednesday (30km)

More information about Savenay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Savenay, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (34km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Loire Estuaire (16km)
  • Marais de Vilaine (29km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (34km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (34km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (35km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (35km)
  • Île Héron (France) (37km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (42km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (42km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (30km)
  • Parc zoologique du château de Branféré (43km)

Geography and distances

Savenay is in the north-west of France at 33 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Savenay is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Savenay

Canton: Savenay

Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44260

Distance to Savenay

from Nantes (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 485 km

from Nice: 824 km

from Bordeaux: 300 km

from Strasbourg: 734 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 Savenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouee, La Chapelle-Launay, Lavau-sur-Loire, Malville and Prinquiau.

This page in French: Visiter Savenay