Travel to the Loire region, French castle country

  • The Loire region, France
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  • The Loire region, France
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The Loire region: the key figures

Surface area : 32082.0 km2

Population : 3553000 inhabitants

  • A coastline of over 100 miles
  • Its cultural heritage
  • Seafood and everything that comes from the ocean!
  • Crowded coastlines in summer
  • The inland is less well-known than the coast

The Loire region: what to visit?

The fauna and flora

  • Pays de la Loire , The marshes , France
    Pays de la Loire
  • Loire-Atlantique , An ecosystem to be preserved , France
    Loire-Atlantique
  • Vendée , France
    Vendée
  • Marais Poitevin (Gulf of Poitou marsh) , The Poitevin Marsh , France
    Marais Poitevin (Gulf of Poitou marsh)
  • Normandy-Maine Regional Nature Park , A park with plenty of riches , France
    Normandy-Maine Regional Nature Park
  • Normandy-Maine Regional Nature Park , A park with plenty of riches , France

Monuments

  • Our Lady of the Assumption, The Cathedral of Luçon, Monuments, The Loire region
    The Cathedral of Luçon
  • Tiffauges, Bluebeard's Castle , A place full of history , France
    Tiffauges, Bluebeard's Castle
  • The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, Monuments, The Loire region
    Castle of the Dukes of Brittany
  • Castle of Châteaubriant , Château de Châteaubriant , France
    Castle of Châteaubriant
  • A remarkable site, The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, Monuments, The Loire region
    The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud
  • Saint Julian's Cathedral , France
    Saint Julian's Cathedral
  • Nantes Cathedral, Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Nantes, Monuments, Nantes, The Loire region
    Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Nantes
  • Le Passage Pommeraye à Nantes , The Pommeraye Passage in Nantes , France
    Le Passage Pommeraye à Nantes
  • Le Passage Pommeraye à Nantes , The Pommeraye Passage in Nantes , France

Arts and culture

  • Angers Museum of Fine Arts , France
    Angers Museum of Fine Arts
  • Anjou Wine Museum , Cooperage , France
    Anjou Wine Museum
  • Traditional Crafts Park (Cité des Métiers de Tradition) , France
    Traditional Crafts Park (Cité des Métiers de Tradition)
  • The CAIRN , France
    The CAIRN
  • Georges Clémenceau's House , France
    Georges Clémenceau's House
  • Sarthe Auto Museum (Musée automobile de la Sarthe) , France
    Sarthe Auto Museum (Musée automobile de la Sarthe)
  • Nantes Natural History Museum , France
    Nantes Natural History Museum
  • Escal'Atlantic-Saint-Nazaire
  • Le Lieu Unique à Nantes , The Lieu Unique (unique place) in Nantes , France
    Le Lieu Unique à Nantes
  • Le Lieu Unique à Nantes , The Lieu Unique (unique place) in Nantes , France

Activities and leisure

  • Puy du Fou , Life-size shows , France
    Puy du Fou
  • Château de la Guignardière , The château and its pond , France
    Château de la Guignardière
  • Océarium du Croisic , The African Penguin , France
    Océarium du Croisic
  • Doué-la-Fontaine zoo , France
    Doué-la-Fontaine zoo
  • Parc Anjou Aventure
  • Maine lake , France
    Maine lake
  • Le Hangar à bananes à Nantes , Hangar à bananes (banana warehouse) in Nantes , France
    Le Hangar à bananes à Nantes
  • Les Machines de l'île , The Machines of the Isle , France
    Les Machines de l'île
  • Les Machines de l'île , The Machines of the Isle , France

Sports and activties

  • Sand sailing and kayaking , France
    Sand sailing and kayaking
  • Hiking , France
    Hiking
  • More useful addresses: , Kayaking , France
    More useful addresses:
  • Golfing in Vendée , The Saint-Jean-de-Monts Golf Course , France
    Golfing in Vendée
  • Golfing in Maine-et-Loire , France
    Golfing in Maine-et-Loire
  • The Loire by bike , France
    The Loire by bike
  • The Loire by bike , France

Coasts

  • The Vendée coast , France
    The Vendée coast
  • Loire-Atlantique , La Baule beach , France
    Loire-Atlantique
  • Islands , A protected environment , France
    Islands
  • Islands , A protected environment , France

The Loire region: travel tips

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The Loire region: Latest hotel reviews
  • 8.5 /10
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    Radisson Blu Nantes
    Nantes - France
    Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    After a five-year wait, the Radisson Blu has finally opened its ...

  • 8.1 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Sozo Hotel
    Nantes - France
    Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    Nantes' latest hotel is in a category of its own. In a converted ...

  • 7.2 /10
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    La Croix Blanche
    Fontevraud-l'Abbaye - France
    Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    The La Croix Blanche hotel affords itself the luxury of facing ...

  • 6.75 /10
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    Les Jardins de l'Atlantique
    Talmont St Hilaire - France
    Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    Facing the sea and the marina of Port-Bourgenay, this club hotel ...

  • 6.95 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Le Marini Hotel
    La Baule - France

  • 6.3 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Abat Jour
    Nantes - France
    Hotel 2 Etoile(s)

    17, rue Geoffroy Drouet

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