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La Bernerie-en-Retz

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

La Bernerie-en-Retz - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

City waterfront, La Bernerie-en-Retz has still preserved natural heritage and architectural style of quality highlighted with ZPPAUP. It also has all the necessary ingredients to a host of quality: many bars and restaurants, hotels, cinema, sports, water sports completely redone, library, many health professions.

La Bernerie-en-Retz former small fishing village, was behind the construction of "pussies" ships with three masts whose particularity was able to install the rudder at the front or rear. These boats made the fortune of La Bernerie-en-Retz. They ensured the transport of foodstuffs and other materials. They sailed the summer to Lorient and Belle-Isle, and south to Libourne.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Bernerie-en-Retz
Tourism labels
Latitude47.0813770 (N 47° 4’ 53”)
Longitude-2.0381999 (W 2° 2’ 18”)
Surface area6.08 km²
Population2881 inhabitants
Density473 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNantes (46 km, 49 min)
Insee code44012
IntercommunalityCA Pornic Agglo Pays de Retz
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Les Moutiers-en-Retz3.5 km (6 min)
Pornic7.3 km (12 min)
Chaumes-en-Retz9.2 km (10 min)
Villeneuve-en-Retz9.7 km (10 min)
Chauvé11.5 km (14 min)
Tharon-Plage14.6 km (14 min)
Saint-Père-en-Retz15.1 km (18 min)
La Plaine-sur-Mer15.2 km (16 min)
Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef16 km (14 min)
Préfailles17.9 km (19 min)
Bouin18.5 km (18 min)
Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaléons18.6 km (17 min)
Rouans21 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


La Bernerie-en-Retz
La Bernerie-en-Retz
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The water of La Bernerie-en-Retz
The water of La Bernerie-en-Retz
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The sea water
The sea water
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The Voruz tower
The Voruz tower
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The Voruz tower at La Bernerie-en-Retz
The Voruz tower at La Bernerie-en-Retz
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The Voruz tower at La Bernerie-en-Retz
The Voruz tower at La Bernerie-en-Retz
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Boating in La Bernerie-en-Retz
Boating in La Bernerie-en-Retz
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Tuesday 19 january
Min. 8°C - Max. 12°C
Wednesday 20 january
Min. 9°C - Max. 12°C
Thursday 21 january
Min. 8°C - Max. 11°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Artistic practices workshop
Arts and Crafts25 € to 70 € La Bernerie-en-Retz
Surfing lessons or course
Sports sensations42 € to 180 € Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (19.4 km)
Vendée marsh discovery tour by canoe, bike and walking
Nature and the great outdoors18 € Sallertaine (25 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wine
Local flavours17 € to 20 € Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Along the Haute Perche Canal
HikeEasy1h30Pornic (5.9 km)
In the footsteps of Jacobsen - Ile de Noirmoutier
HikeEasy1h55Noirmoutier-en-l'Île (17.9 km)
Through the mills - Ile de Noirmoutier
HikeEasy4h00La Guérinière (18.6 km)
The gates of the island - Ile de Noirmoutier
HikeEasy3h25Barbâtre (18.7 km)
Trail of Reeds at Bois de Céné
HikeEasy2h05Bois-de-Céné (20 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



Your holidays
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A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
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