Situated 28 km south-west of Nantes and 15 km from the sea, Sainte-Pazanne is part of historic Brittany, the traditional Pays de Retz and the historic Pays Nantais.
Etang de la Beusse at Sainte-Pazanne
Etang de la Beusse at Sainte-Pazanne
A small town halfway between Nantes and Pornic, Sainte Pazanne is well worth a visit to discover its wealth of vineyards, hedged farmland and beautiful homes.

In the early hours of the morning, the mists spread over the Etang de la Beusse in Sainte-Pazanne, creating a magical atmosphere. Only silence and animals reign near this expanse of water. Not even the wind dares brush against it, for fear of rippling these ephemeral mirrors in which the sky and banks are reflected.
  • Domaine de la Coche in Sainte-Pazanne
  • Tasting of Domaine de la Coche wines under the expert guidance of Laurent de Guitteny
  • Domaine de la Coche in Sainte-Pazanne
  • Bio Zitive in Sainte-Pazanne
If you'd like to find out more about the vines, meet Laurent Guitteny, independent winemaker at Domaine de La Coche.

Domaine de la Coche covers 36 hectares of vines and 12 grape varieties. It benefits from the mild oceanic climate and the proximity of Lake Grand-Lieu for a visit rich in flavours. Laurent and Emmanuel, the 2 cousins, carry the family torch for this environmentally-friendly estate, from vine-growing to processing and tasting.

For a gourmet break, head for the town centre. Discover La Cavannaise, a wine cellar and delicatessen, or drop in at Bio'Zitive, a shop selling organic produce from local artisans and producers. Another landmark is the "Aux pains des fées" bakery, named after the nearby La Salle aux Fées dolmen.
  • Le Repaire du Hibou in Sainte-Pazanne
  • Le Repaire du Hibou in Sainte-Pazanne
To continue the story of this enchanted interlude, let yourself be lulled by the song of the birds and the rustle of the leaves in the heart of Le Repaire du Hibou . This unusual accommodation for 2 to 5 people is the perfect place to take in the sights and forget everything... except the simple pleasures. On the banks of the pond, you'll come across a heron giving you its most beautiful profile, a flight of poetic butterflies or simply enjoy the surrounding silence. Sit out on the terrace of your cabin or by the wood-burning stove and enjoy an aperitif or a delicious raclette.
Etang de la Beusse at Sainte-Pazanne
Take a walk through the Pazennaise countryside along the Etang de la Beusse trail (8.3 km - 2 hours on foot). Discover this pond, created by farmers to irrigate their crops. Leave the banks behind you, where a few fishermen have cast their lines under the beneficial branches of a tree, and walk through typical villages and small hamlets in the heart of the bocage. A road runs through green alfalfa fields. A path, shaded by two hedges that meet, forms a canopy of vegetation.
There is a 1.6 km variant called "La coulée verte", which is easy and accessible to all.
Let yourself be seduced by the tranquillity of the place.
Church of Notre-Dame in Sainte Pazanne
Sainte Pazanne is also known for its magnificent church, its dynamic businesses and its show, "Le Christ Roi", which has been running since 1933.
Did you know ?

The church of Notre-Dame de Sainte Pazanne is listed as a historic monument, as a model of neo-Gothic architecture.

Soline's favourites :

  1. Buy a good goat's log directly from the producer at Métairie d'Ardennes.
  2. Ask the experts at the Route du Jeu for advice and find THE game that will amuse your children (or your friends at the aperitif).
  3. Sleep perched in the middle of nature at the Repaire du Hibou.
Sainte Pazanne in brief :
6371 inhabitants
41.56 km2 of surface area
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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.103074
Longitude : -1.8113929999999527