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Thouare-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thouare-sur-Loire in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Nantes at 10 km from Thouare-sur-Loire

Visit Thouare-sur-Loire: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nantes at 10 km and Clisson at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Thouare-sur-Loire, 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 Thouare-sur-Loire in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Nantes guide


at 23 km (direction south-east)

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben...

See Clisson guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Vendee department

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

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 53 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pornic guide


at 65 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Combining and active port with the cobbled streets of the...

See Redon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Thouare-sur-Loire


Markets in and near Thouare-sur-Loire

  • Carquefou: market Thursday (5km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (15km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (19km)
  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (20km)
  • La Montagne: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (22km)
  • Ancenis: market Thursday (23km)
  • Bouaye: market Thursday (23km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (23km)

More information about Thouare-sur-Loire, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Thouare-sur-Loire, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (9km)
  • Jardins du Pin (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Héron (France) (7km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (9km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (26km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (42km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Carquefou (5km)
  • Cholet (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (29km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (57km)

Geography and distances

Thouare-sur-Loire is in the north-west of France at 10 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Thouare-sur-Loire is 332 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thouare-sur-Loire

Canton: Carquefou

Arrondissement: Nantes

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44470

Distance to Thouare-sur-Loire

from Nantes (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 332 km

from Calais: 474 km

from Nice: 785 km

from Bordeaux: 278 km

from Strasbourg: 700 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 Thouare-sur-Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Basse-Goulaine, Carquefou, Mauves-sur-Loire, Saint-Julien-de-Concelles and Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Thouare-sur-Loire

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