Vay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vay in Loire-Atlantique

Photo is of Langon at 21 km from Vay

Visit Vay: highlights and tourist information

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Vay 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 Vay in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Langon at 21 km and Redon at 31 km.

Vay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

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

See Langon guide


at 31 km (direction west-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
The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 39 km (direction south-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 39 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nantes guide
La Roche-Bernard

La Roche-Bernard

at 45 km (direction 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
Briere Regional Natural Parc

Briere Regional Natural Parc

Natural Parc at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Briere Regional Natural Parc guide


Seaside resort at 49 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


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Morbihan department

Now listed as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France' you will enjoy...

See Rochefort-en-Terre guide


Seaside resort at 57 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pornichet guide


at 57 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 59 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jade Coast guide

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Map of places to visit near Vay


Markets in and near Vay

  • Blain: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Nort-sur-Erdre: market Friday (20km)
  • Redon: market Saturday & Monday all day & Friday (31km)
  • Pontchateau: market Monday all day (32km)
  • Bain-de-Bretagne: market Monday (32km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (33km)
  • Coueron: market Thursday (38km)
  • Donges: market Thursday (39km)
  • Le Pellerin: market Saturday (39km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (40km)

More information about Vay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vay, France

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

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Vilaine (33km)
  • Île-aux-Pies (36km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (40km)
  • Île Héron (France) (41km)
  • Loire Estuaire (43km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Grand-Fougeray (19km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Carquefou (33km)
  • La Gacilly (40km)

Geography and distances

Vay is in the north-west of France at 39 kilometres from Nantes, the department capital (general information: Vay is 333 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vay

Canton: Nozay

Arrondissement: Châteaubriant

Department: Loire-Atlantique

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 44170

Distance to Vay

from Nantes (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 333 km

from Calais: 457 km

from Nice: 818 km

from Bordeaux: 314 km

from Strasbourg: 711 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 Vay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Grigonnais, Le Gavre, Marsac-sur-Don and Nozay.

This page in French: Visiter Vay