Pontchâteau

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TownPontchâteau
Insee code44129
Postcode44160
Latitude47.4369290
Longitude-2.0895360
AltitudeFrom 0 to 52 meters
Surface55.79 km²
Population10116 inhabitants
Density181 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townNantes (at 52 km, 45 min)Besné at 4.5 km
DepartmentLoire-AtlantiqueDrefféac at 5.2 km
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Briere and close to the coast, the city of Pontchâteau is located in a site of passage, on a bend of Brivet, the last tributary of the right bank of the Loire. The bridge which spans it, Gallo-Roman or medieval with a wooden deck was replaced in 1877 by a stone bridge of a single arch.

The castle was built around 1070. Dominant and monitoring the toll bridge, he was district Ste-Catherine: the remains of two round towers and a square tower tend to prove. Men moved gradually to the castle of the Lords Bridge. So this place was called originally "Castle Bridge" appellation which turned into Pontchâteau. The castle was probably destroyed in 1500.

In 1096 was founded the Benedictine priory of St-Martin attached to the abbey of Marmoutier-lès-Tours.

Creation of the common in 1790.

Pontchâteau is the hometown of the filmmaker Jacques Demy born June 5, 1931 (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg).


SIGHTSEEING

By taking the trails, discover the shores of Brivet or engaging in activities to relax, fitness trail, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, tennis, games, track rollers, ping-pong, basketball, horse riding, fishing or nap ...

Not to mention the rich heritage: dolmen, menhir, calvary, chapel, church, cross, mills, ovens, washing ...

In a park of 14 ha, come and discover free ordeal Pontchâteau: Way of the Cross with life-size figures, chapels, caves, Scala Sancta, Jerusalem temple, museum ...

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Besné,   Train station of Pontchâteau
Information pointsTourist Office of Pontchâteau
Leisure centresRacecourse of the Calvaire de la Magdeleine
Performance hallsCarré d'Argent

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Discoveries of small heritage walks.

Nature walks on the banks of Brivet guided by a passion for nature.

Canoeing.

Franco-American chamber music August 15 to 20: free concerts.

End of August: European Night of the Bat.

For more information, contact the Tourism Office at Pontchâteau +33 2 40 88 00 87.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Naturalists’ boat trip in BrièreNature and the outdoorsFrom 10 € to 30 €Saint-Malo-de-Guersac (11.3 km)

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The BrivetThe Brivet
 
Church PontchâteauChurch Pontchâteau
Mill BilaisMill Bilais
 
canoe ridescanoe rides
Tourist Office PontchâteauTourist Office Pontchâteau
  

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WEATHER

Thursday 24 July
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Friday 25 July
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Saturday 26 July
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel de la Bretesche- Le Montaigu  
9.6
Missillac
Décor - In the heart of the Brière Regional Park and a short distance from the beaches of La Baule, enjoy an exceptional meal at the restaurant Montaigu. Talent - The Chef Ludovic Le...
Located 7.3 km from Pontchâteau60 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantChez Pouic-Pouic
Sainte-Reine-de-Bretagne
The chicken or the egg? - Question Philosophical Gourmet: is it the chicken or the egg which is it the egg is the egg? Do not break your head too much and come chat to you attablant...
Located 8 km from Pontchâteau25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Relais Saint Clair  
9
Guenrouet
Le Relais Saint Clair welcomes you in a comfortable and air conditioned room, facing the marina. Christine and Helen will advise you in choosing your meal without forgetting the wines...
Located 14.1 km from Pontchâteau29 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Villa with 3 bedroomsVilla Victoria    
9.8
Missillac
On the Nantes / Vannes near Guérande, La Baule and the Park of Brière, Missillac home to the Chateau de la Bretesche with its 18 hole golf course. Near the village the quiet of a large...
Located 7.2 km from Pontchâteau84 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Noe de Marlais-3 épis G de F    
9.4
Herbignac
In a village located west of the Brière Park (Loire Atlantique), our typical Brittany longère house has: - On the ground floor, a Family bedroom for 4 peoples, consisting of 2 rooms...
Located 16 km from PontchâteauFrom 59 € to 63 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsKer Fanou    
8
Saint-Lyphard
House, park and enclosed parking, 2 bedrooms including a family suite, bathroom and WC.
Located 16.9 km from Pontchâteau58 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsGîte du Rocher aux portes de la Brière  
8
Pontchâteau
The lodging of the Rock offers a quiet and peaceful at the gates of Park Briere place. Located 25 minutes from the sea between Nantes (50 km), La Baule (35 km), Vannes (60 km) and Redon...
Located in PontchâteauFrom 240 € to 400 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsGite Embruns Salés   NEW
Missillac
South Brittany, in the Parc de la Brière, hinterland of La Baule / Guerande, near the Morbihan (3 km) 25 minutes from the Atlantic coast, Valérie Bonduelle welcomes you to his cottage...
Located 9.1 km from PontchâteauFrom 320 € to 580 € per week 
House for 4 personsAu jardin d'eau-gite bambou zen-
Missillac
In the Parc de la Brière, hinterland of La Baule / Guérande, 25 minutes from the Atlantic coast, Valerie Bonduelle welcomes you in its home zen bamboo, labeled 2 ears Gites de France,...
Located 9.2 km from PontchâteauFrom 280 € to 490 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
25 places over 1 haAire Naturelle de La Ferme du Forsdoff 
Missillac
Natural Area of ​​25 pitches Camping de 400 m², open from April 1 to September 30. Lavatories: 3 showers (one reception disabled), 3 toilets (one reception disabled), 3 sinks, 2 trays...
Located 10.6 km from Pontchâteau 
120 places over 5 haCamping de l'étang du Pays Blanc    
9.6
Guérande
- Camping open all year *** - Friendly family located in a 30 m pool. Wooded site with the quiet spacious and shaded, located equidistant from the beach of La Baule, the medieval town...
Located 22 km from PontchâteauFrom 9.90 € to 28.50 € per day 
140 places over 2,2 haCamping bel essor    
8.6
Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef
The campsite bel essor has retained a spirit traditionnel. Ici the family atmosphere and the green promotes calm and rest. For ideal vacation, camping is situated close to the center...
Located 29 km from PontchâteauFrom 11.90 € to 16.10 € per day 

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HOTELS

Auberge du Calvaire - Hotel in PontchâteauAuberge du Calvaire 
Pontchâteau
Auberge du Calvaire is 4 km from the centre of Pontchâteau and 300 metres from the Calvary of Pont-Chateau. It offers free Wi-Fi access, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms at Auberge du...
Located in PontchâteauRoom from 60 €
La Ferme Du Blanchot - Hotel in PontchâteauLa Ferme Du Blanchot     
8.6
Crossac
This converted farm is located in Brittany, near the Parc Naturel Régional de la Brière and 20 km from Saint Nazaire. It offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi access. The rooms at La Ferme...
Located 6.5 km from PontchâteauRoom from 78 €
Hôtel & Spa de La Bretesche - Hotel in PontchâteauHôtel & Spa de La Bretesche     
8.8
Missillac
The Hotel & Spa de La Bretesche sits in the Parc Naturel de la Brière and borders an 18-hole golf course. It has 2 swimming pools, a gourmet restaurant, a bistrot and a spa. The hotel...
Located 7.9 km from PontchâteauRoom from 169 €

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ibis Styles Nantes Centre Place Royale
Located in the centre of Nantes, ibis Styles Nantes Centre Place Royale is between La Place Royale and Place du Commerce. It offers free Wi-Fi and provides...
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Hermitage Barriere
This 5-star luxury hotel is located right on the beachfront at La Baule. It features indoor and outdoor sea-water pools,...
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