: 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
: unique Carolingian abbey church dating from
the 9th century, with priory one of the oldest churches in
France, with St.Phibert's sarcophagus.
Baie de La Baule
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.
at the tip of the peninsula, picturesque harbour and quays,
fishing harbour. Salt marsches. and Batz-sur-mer
(salt farming village at Kervalet)
: fortified mediaeval city, 14-15th century
city walls - 16-17th century houses.
(busy fishing harbour specialising in anchovy fish auction
sale and sardine fishing)
: a small harbour with winding streets, it
attracted many writers during the 19th century (Zola, Daudet,
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
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.
- 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
: 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.
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