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La Chapelle-sur-Erdre

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The town of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre takes place in Loire-Atlantique, in the Pays de la Loire. It is located about three kilometers of Nantes, at the confluence of the Erdre of Gesvres, and Hocmard.

Ancient Gallo-Roman site, the city of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre is a young and dynamic town with strong tourist attraction. With its more than 18 000 inhabitants, it also has an important architectural heritage, rich in mansions and other ancient castles.

Green and airy, the common La Chapelle-sur-Erdre also highlights a natural resource more diversified. The marked trails are numerous in the town and its surroundings, allowing the discovery of fauna and local flora. Ideally located, this town in Loire-Atlantique allows to discover the most beautiful sites in the region, like the famous city of Nantes.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Chapelle-sur-Erdre
Tourism label
Latitude47.2995760 (N 47° 17’ 58”)
Longitude-1.5506380 (W 1° 33’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 57m
Surface area33.42 km²
Population18248 inhabitants
Density546 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNantes (11.4 km, 19 min)
Insee code44035
IntercommunalityME de Nantes
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Sucé-sur-Erdre6.1 km (10 min)
Orvault7.1 km (12 min)
Treillières7.2 km (9 min)
Carquefou9.5 km (13 min)
Grandchamps-des-Fontaines9.5 km (12 min)
Nantes10.3 km (18 min)
Casson11.3 km (14 min)
Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire12.2 km (14 min)
Sautron14.5 km (17 min)
Thouaré-sur-Loire15.7 km (17 min)
Vigneux-de-Bretagne16.7 km (20 min)
Basse-Goulaine17 km (17 min)
Saint-Herblain17.8 km (18 min)
Héric18 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Suburb of Nantes, La Chapelle-sur-Erdre has a definite asset in tourism, thanks to its architectural wealth.

Castles are numerous in the municipality of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre. While strolling through the streets of downtown and surroundings, it is possible to admire the castle including the Gilière that serves as city hall since 1980, or the castle of Hopitau. The latter, ancient Roman villa and leprosarium, can be visited to discover its history.

In the commune, several sites recall the ancient history of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, as different ovens.

Nature has its place in this town in Loire-Atlantique, with many sites for hiking or simply stroll. Hard to resist cycling trails to make Gesvrine - The Coutancière safely at Port aux Cerises, or forges the fountain whose waters are said to be miraculous.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Very dynamic, La Chapelle-sur-Erdre the town was the scene of a large number of sporting and cultural events.

The weekly market is held on Friday and Sunday morning.

Spring poets takes place in March.

The last Sunday of April, the feast of sausage settled in the city.

A regional track meet is offered in May.

In early June, up to the fair at any of La Chapelle-sur-Erdre.

In August, the appointment of Erdre are the scene of several events at the waterfront.

Exposure Garden Arts to discover beautiful works in September.

The national cross Erdre hosts many sports in December.


Monday 23 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C
Tuesday 24 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 22°C
Wednesday 25 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Private Guided Walking Tour of Nantes – 2 hours
Culture and education47 € Nantes (9.1 km)
Tour of the Château de Goulaine and the Official Museum of the lu Biscuit Factory
Culture and education9 € Haute-Goulaine (15.4 km)
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 13 € Orée-d'Anjou (26 km)
La Boissière du Doré Zoo
Nature and the great outdoors14 € to 19 € La Boissière-du-Doré (27 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wine
Local flavours5 € Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carquefou (3.8 km)
Château du Port Mulon Park
HikeEasy50 minNort-sur-Erdre (15.3 km)
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Montrevault-sur-Èvre (43 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (44 km)
Itinéraire cyclable entre Mormaison, Saint André Treize Voies et Saint Sulpice le Verdon
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h20Montréverd (44 km)


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