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
Imaginations have run wild with the Machines de L’Île – they must be seen to be believed – and the summertime ‘Voyage à Nantes’ trail weaves together all the other city must-sees.
Nantes, capital of Pays de la Loire
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
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
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.
One of Europe’s greatest monastic sites, spectacular Fontevraud is an abbey-turned-cultural centre that champions exhibitions, regularly hosting artists in residence.