The region Pays de la Loire
is placed in the North-Western part of France, on the Atlantic cost
. It is composed of five departments which are Loire-Atlantique
. It is a very diverse region which will satisfy everyone’s character.
One of the peculiarities of the region is its numerous authentic cities. You could visit Nantes
and its famous mediaeval districts or its shipowners’ houses. Saint-Nazaire
, well-known for its port where huge liners are built, is also very nice. Saumur
is the city of horses which owns by itself 54 monuments listed on the French preserved patrimony. Those who like urban tourism will love other towns such as the old Laval
or the Napoleonic Roche-sur-Yon
which will welcome you.
Far from the towns, nature is present and beautiful. You could book a room in a cozy Bed and Breakfast
or rent a house
to spend a good time for holidays
or for a short stay. The region disposes of many trails for hiking to discover by walking, by biking or by riding horses. More precisely, you could enjoy flora and fauna in the regional natural park of Brière
. Birds are especially the center of attention in some ornithological sites, in the Aiguillon bay for instance.
Those who prefer the sea could try the water of one of the numerous sea resorts of the region. The charms of Les Sables d’Olonne
or La Baule
will astonish you. You could practice water sports in the rough sea or relax in one of the mineral spring centers which offer you the best from the close ocean.