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In the Pays de la Loire, Loire-Atlantique is a department with varied landscapes of beaches, salt marshes and green countryside.
Between Brittany and Pays de la Loire, Loire-Atlantique is an ideal territory for a successful vacation. Seaside and water sports, bike rides and on foot ... But also visits to the vineyard and the marshes. Make full of discoveries in Loire-Atlantique.
The essentials of the Loire-Atlantique department
In Loire-Atlantique, the cultural, historical and natural heritage fills the visitors. Go on foot or by bike, to discover the flora and fauna of the Loire estuary. Then succumb to a hike on the moor and the banks of the Don. Discover the Machines of the Isle of Nantes and their magical universe inspired by Jules Verne. Also visit the Jules Verne Museum, which is none other than the most widely read French author in the world, according to UNESCO. Do not miss finally the Muscadet wine route, for an immersion with a thousand flavors and aromas.
Remarkable natural sites
Loire-Atlantique is shaped by the Loire and its estuary, by ocean and marshes, as well as by wetlands. The salt marshes of Guérande of course, but also the Brière, Couëron, Goulaine and Breton marshes. The lake of Grand-Lieu is one of the largest lakes in France.
LLoire-Atlantique is ideal for cycling tourism due to its low gradient. With the route The Loire à Vélo, the Vélocéan on the coast or even the greenway of the Nantes-Brest canal, cyclists are thrilled. The ocean also offers magnificent sessions in surfing, paddle boarding, sailing, kitesurfing or even wakeboarding. Finally, long walks in nature perfectly complement the sporting offer of this territory.
During your stay in Loire-Atlantique, discover the castle of the Dukes of Brittany, as well as the fascinating history of the city of Nantes. Then leave for Clisson, capital of the Nantes vineyard. Treat yourself to a visit to its imposing castle. In Châteaubriant, the land of blue stone As for him, he takes you to the discovery of medieval heritage.