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Visit outstanding cultural attractions or take a hike amongst the peaks? A romantic tour of the wine route or a family cruise? What will this year's
French holiday bring?

See Atlantic Coast

From chic, seductive La Baule to the rustic island of Noirmoutier and the family resorts of Saint-Jean-de-Monts and Les Sables-d’Olonne… the Atlantic coast is bursting with visual delights. Pack up your car and hop across the Channel with Brittany Ferries.

Nantes, capital of Pays de la Loire

Imaginations have run wild with the Machines de L’Île – they must be seen to be believed –and with a pedestrianised centre and plenty of smart shops to browse, all you need is a comfortable pair of shoes to explore Nantes.
Nantes, capital of Pays de la Loire

La Baule and Loire-Atlantique’s coastal resorts

Dubbed France’s most beautiful bay, the seductive sweeping curve of La Baule leaves a lasting impression on all visitors, while nearby Pornic is quaint and charming.
La Baule and Loire-Atlantique’s coastal resorts

Islands: Yeu and Noirmoutier

Two stunning islands off the Vendée coast, with two different characters. Yeu is a haven for birdwatchers; Noirmoutier is a beach lover’s paradise.
Islands: Yeu and Noirmoutier

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Les Sables-d’Olonne and Vendée’s coastal resorts

Sandy beaches and sailing galore… Les Sables is the start and finish point of the inimitable Vendée Globe race, and the marina is full of gleaming boats to admire
Les Sables-d’Olonne and Vendée’s coastal resorts

Angers

Vibrant Angers is a tangle of architecture, gardens and vineyards – but perhaps its most famous visual asset is the ancient tapestry secreted within the chateau.
Angers

Fontevraud

One of Europe’s greatest monastic sites, spectacular Fontevraud is an abbey-turned-cultural centre that champions exhibitions, regularly hosting artists in residence.
Fontevraud

Noirmoutier

Get there with Brittany Ferries

The best way of exploring the Atlantic Coast is in the comfort of your own car, packed with everything you need. Sail direct to Brittany or Normandy from Poole, Portsmouth or Plymouth with Brittany Ferries and head on down to the Atlantic Coast.
Plan your trip to the Atlantic Coast with Brittany Ferries. (External link)

Visit Pays de la Loire Tourist Office website for more information. (External link)

Pays de la Loire, France