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The must in Loire-Atlantique

Imagine an endless beach of fine sand, fishing harbours, a wild coast serrated by creeks, mediaeval cities, marshes, rivers...a mild climate tempered by the Gulf Stream...

The Loire-Atlantic is unfolding before your very eyes



  • Pornic and the Pays de Retz
    (see the rubric Your stay in Pays de Retz)
  • Saint-Nazaire : shipbuilding centre specialising in luxury liners (famous Normandie, France, Queen Mary 2). Escal'atlantic, a spectacular journey into the world of cruise liners, visite of Airbus 'A380
  • Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu : unique Carolingian abbey church dating from the 9th century, with priory one of the oldest churches in France, with St.Phibert's sarcophagus.
  • La Baie de La Baule : the longest beach in Europe and its fine sand. Magnificent views. Promenade along the embankment.
    La 'Cote sauvage' : from Piriac to Le Pouliguen via Le Croisic, Batz sur mer, the coast is a succession of inlets.
  • Le Croisic : at the tip of the peninsula, picturesque harbour and quays, fishing harbour. Salt marsches. and Batz-sur-mer (salt farming village at Kervalet)
  • Guérande : fortified mediaeval city, 14-15th century city walls - 16-17th century houses.
  • La Turballe (busy fishing harbour specialising in anchovy fish auction sale and sardine fishing)
  • Piriac-sur-mer : a small harbour with winding streets, it attracted many writers during the 19th century (Zola, Daudet, Flaubert...)
    Le Parc Naturel Régional de la Brière : the unique marshland, strange and preserved to be explored on a punt. The Briere marshes : the second largest marsh in France, covers 19000 hestares (including 6700 hectares of commons). Outstanding hiking site. Punt outings from Breca, Fedrun…
  • Nantes : capital of the west, inspired Jules Verne. A confluence of landscapes and history, of the sea and the river, of the sail and of the traveller, gives the city of the Dukes traditions and inspirations drawn from a bouquet of cultures.
  • Le vignoble nantais - TOURIST ROAD OF THE NANTAIS VINEYARD : fine landscapes and wide ranging heritage. The 'Route Touristique des vignobles en Val de Loire' (signposted). The family of Muscadet wines includes three protected designations of origin : Coteaux de la Loire, Cotes de Grand Lieu and Sevre et Maine
  • Clisson : Mediaeval town with massive castle and listed market hall, it was damaged during the Vendee Wars and rebuilt in the italian style in the early 19th century. The architecture associates granite and tiles, bricks and tufa, amidst plantings ok oaks and cypresses.
  • One day in Noirmoutier :
    The island of Noirmoutier is like a long peninsula, sticking out into the Atlantic. The passage du Gois is one of those 'must see' curiosities and well worth a visit - when the tide is out...

Le château de La Bretesche

Maisons du Parc de La Brière

Les marais de Brière

At sunset

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