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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

Préfailles - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

Located halfway between the Bay of Bourgneuf and the estuary of the Loire, Préfailles enjoys a unique window on the ocean. A few miles from Pornic, the town offers a rugged coastline of 10 km, saved and dotted with coves and beaches family. Widely known as the second half of the 19th century to the virtues of its curative spring water and the benefits of its sea-bathing, Préfailles has kept over time a typical seaside architecture, the essential charms.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.1293530 (N 47° 7’ 46”)
Longitude-2.2181760 (W 2° 13’ 5”)
Surface area4.88 km²
Population1262 inhabitants
Density258 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNantes (60 km, 1h04)
Insee code44136
IntercommunalityCC de Pornic
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

La Plaine-sur-Mer3.4 km (7 min)
Tharon-Plage7.7 km (12 min)
Pornic10.3 km (15 min)
Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef10.4 km (15 min)
La Bernerie-en-Retz17.9 km (19 min)
Saint-Père-en-Retz21 km (24 min)
Chauvé21 km (23 min)
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins22 km (23 min)
Les Moutiers-en-Retz23 km (23 min)
Chaumes-en-Retz24 km (24 min)
Villeneuve-en-Retz27 km (25 min)
Corsept27 km (28 min)
Saint-Viaud27 km (32 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


The Great Sea
The Great Sea
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The Wild Coast
The Wild Coast
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The fishery
The fishery
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The streets of Préfailles
The streets of Préfailles
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The coastal path to Préfailles along the coast of Jade
The coastal path to Préfailles along the coast of Jade
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Wednesday 20 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 18°C
Thursday 21 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Surfing lessons or course
Sports sensations35 € to 150 € Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (11.6 km)
Stand Up Paddle on Pointeau Beach
Sports sensations15 € Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (11.9 km)
Maiden microlight flight
Sports sensations95 € to 250 € La Baule-Escoublac (20 km)
Accrobranche Explora Parc in the dune forest
Sports sensations10 € to 22 € Saint-Jean-de-Monts (39 km)
Sightseeing tour in a little tourist train
Culture and education3 € to 10 € Saint-Jean-de-Monts (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Along the Haute Perche Canal
HikeEasy1h30Pornic (9.2 km)
Vélocéan - Cycling in Loire-Atlantique
Cycling itineraryEasy4h30Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (14 km)
Sentier des ostréiculteurs - La Barre de Monts Fromentine
HikeEasy1h10La Barre-de-Monts (27 km)
Grand Val Trail-caden
HikeAthletic5h00Caden (56 km)
Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carquefou (57 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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