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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

Batz-sur-Mer is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique, in western France. Formerly located on an island, the city is now an integral part of the wild coast of the Guerande peninsula. Between the salt and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by the rocky coastline and sandy beaches, offering a unique panorama.

Located about twenty kilometers from Saint-Nazaire, the town of Batz-sur-Mer is ideal for exploring all the tourist attractions of the Loire-Atlantique and appreciate the charms of the Atlantic coast. Between the salt marshes, the historic and architectural heritage, the sandy beaches and the many events organized by the municipality, Batz-sur-Mer can spend a dream holiday, close to Brittany.

Family, the city has all the elements to attract visitors and tourists seeking the good life and entertainment of all kinds. This small resort has also received in 2013 the label City of Character for its charm.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.2776410 (N 47° 16’ 40”)
Longitude-2.4794220 (W 2° 28’ 46”)
Surface area9.27 km²
Population3129 inhabitants
Density337 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNantes (87 km, 1h11)
Insee code44010
IntercommunalityCA de la Presqu'île de Guérande Atlantique
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Le Croisic3.4 km (9 min)
Le Pouliguen6.7 km (16 min)
La Baule-Escoublac7.5 km (15 min)
Guérande8.5 km (14 min)
La Turballe15.5 km (22 min)
Saint-Molf16.9 km (21 min)
Mesquer17.6 km (25 min)
Saint-André-des-Eaux18.1 km (21 min)
Piriac-sur-Mer19.7 km (28 min)
Quimiac19.7 km (27 min)
Saint-Lyphard22 km (26 min)
Assérac23 km (27 min)
Pornichet23 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

Batz-sur-Mer has a rich historical, cultural and architectural very impressive. Churches small seaside houses, tourist attractions abound in the city.

Built in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Saint-Guénolé church was built on an old building dedicated to St. Cyr and his mother. It has a steeple of sixty meters high built in the seventeenth century and its organs were on the list of organs Loire protected historical monument. Nearby, the chapel of Our Lady of Mulberry stands. Built in the mid-fifteenth century, it was built to protect the inhabitants from the ravages of the plague in Britain.

The city has an important religious heritage including the wooden cross adorned Roffiat thirteen hearts and dedicated to Our Lady of Happiness, or the cross of Sorrows listed historical monument. The latter is a monument carved in granite menhir between the ninth and eleventh centuries.

Established in 1887, the museum of the salt marshes is a religious native Batz-sur-Mer. On an exhibition area of ​​800 m², it presents different collections related to the region, such as clothing marsh, or different objects of everyday life.

Batz-sur-Mer also houses a museum of the large bunker in one of the best preserved blockhouses of the Atlantic Wall. This recreates a German firing command post and so illustrates the history of the pocket of Saint-Nazaire.

The Moulin de la Falaise was built in the sixteenth century in Guérande, and moved to Batz-sur-Mer in 1924. Renovated in the 90s, it is still in business.

Classified as an historic monument, ancient Trémonday tanks are underground tanks dating from the early seventeenth century.

Batz-sur-Mer commune is partly classified as a natural area of ​​ecological interest, flora and fauna. On the dune of the cliff between Batz-sur-Mer and Le Croisic that may especially enjoy a unique flora and fauna, like the marbled toad or eyelet France.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Touristic town of Loire-Atlantique, Batz-sur-Mer no shortage of entertainment and other festivities of all kinds.

All year, Batz-sur-Mer hosts its weekly market on Monday morning from 8 am to 13h. In July and August it adds a market on Friday from 8 to 13h. In July, the city also hosts a night market dedicated to crafts and local products, with musical entertainment.

The saline Nights festival is held annually in July. For three days, many festivities are programmed as a gourmet town, a regional market, initiations to fishing on foot, guided tours of the marshes gallant, or various concerts.

In August, up to the great antique fair on the Place du Murier, to do good business with many stalls.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit Piriac-sur-Mer and taste oysters
Local flavours45 € La Baule-Escoublac (6.7 km)
Maiden microlight flight
Sports sensations75 € La Baule-Escoublac (10 km)
Kitesurfing lessons on Brittany’s beaches
Sports sensations80 € to 500 € Sarzeau (31 km)
Cruise on a tall ship in the Gulf
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 48 € Arzon (43 km)
Taste oysters and clams
Local flavours7 € Île-aux-Moines (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vélocéan - Cycling in Loire-Atlantique
Cycling itineraryEasy4h30Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (24 km)
Along the Haute Perche Canal
HikeEasy1h30Pornic (34 km)
Grand Val Trail-caden
HikeAthletic5h00Caden (42 km)
Popinettes Trail, Questembert
HikeIntermediate4h25Questembert (43 km)
Langroëz Trail la vraie-croix
HikeEasy3h00La Vraie-Croix (46 km)


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