Pays de la Loire Travel Guide

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Nantes

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221,650,75

Angers

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173,416,34

Saumur

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42,122,27

Le Mans

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72,290,39

La Baule-Escoublac

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13,24,29

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

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23,81,0

Puy-du-Fou

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6,20,0

Saint-Nazaire

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6,9,19

Pornichet

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7,1,12

Les Sables-d'Olonne

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8,46,20

Fontevrault-l'Abbaye

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27,92,0

Cholet

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8,20,17

Île de Noirmoutier

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9,9,0

Laval

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3,17,12

Pornic

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2,4,6

Châteaubriant

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6,1,0

La Tranche-sur-Mer

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2,10,2

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

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1,2,13

Cossé-le-Vivien

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6,8,0

Château-du-Loir

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0,3,0

Montreuil-Bellay

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13,43,0

Guérande

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6,13,0

Doué-la-Fontaine

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6,23,4

Blaison-Gohier

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10,43,0

Baugé

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2,2,0

Ancenis

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3,6,1

Île d' Yeu

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4,4,0

Trèves-Cunault

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7,23,0

Savenay

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1,2,0

Saint-Saturnin

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2,13,5

Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne

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1,8,0

Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure

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0,2,0

Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

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1,2,0

Clisson

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2,5,0

Carquefou

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0,0,9

Bron

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0,0,5

Brissac

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0,2,0

Beaucouzé

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0,0,8

Arnage

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0,0,4

Maillezais

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3,5,0

Le Thoureil

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9,21,0

Le Pouliguen

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0,0,2

Le Croisic

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1,8,2

La Turballe

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0,3,1

La Ferté-Bernard

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0,0,2

Fontenay-le-Comte

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3,7,4

Nantes

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  • La Cathedrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nantes Things to Do

    The cathedral is inmense with a rich architecture inside housing the tombs of the last duke of Brittany François II and his wife Marguerite de Foix. This tomb in marbre that sculptor Michel Colombe took five years to do between 1502-1507,is decorated with 12 apostles and four woman representing force, prudence, temperament, and justice. It was...

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  • Hotel de France Nantes

    Nantes Hotels

    This was a great find. The hotel, like many in France, has a grand entrance, but the rooms are...

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  • Driving in Nantes

    Nantes Transportation

    I come here often,and it has become my second home, first to the airport and then the city I drive all over. Very easy to do so if you are by with a rental as well.Nantes has a beltway or périphériques, coming from my side the N165 you arrive at the N444 or the extension of the A11The N444 connects you with the N844 to the airport Nantes...

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Angers

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  • Cathedral Saint Maurice II

    Angers Things to Do

    Ok so many photos lovely have a tip with info so need to add another page with more photos that are Worth seeing me think.The cathedral is wonderful and a must to see my creative mind is burned out so sorry for the text. All I can say is you need to see and even Worth coming here for it alone.Yesthe city page in...

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  • Ibis Angers Centre

    Angers Hotels

    This is a nice inexpensive chain part of the Accor group of hôtels, and my favorite group hotelier...

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  • Cathedral Saint Maurice ,I

    Angers Things to Do

    A wonderful Cathedral like any in France, this one is on hilly area overlooking the banks of the river Maine with a great stairs climb to it from the river on the montée Saint Maurice. The Catholic diocese site is here in Frenchhttp://catholique-angers.cef.fr/Cathedrale-Saint-Maurice-Notre-Dameand the city of Angers take on it in...

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Saumur

See all 42 Saumur Tips
  • WALK THE OLD TOWN

    Saumur Things to Do

    As with all of these very old cities, I find it interesting to go walking. In Saumur, once again I found the half- timbered buildings and I also found some a building with some interesting Sculptures. There were some old Churches, and a pedestrian area where we enjoyed a coffee in an outdoor setting.Website is in french.

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  • Hotellerie Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud...

    Saumur Hotels

    There are so many lodging options in this area but I couldn't resist the opportunity to stay at an...

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  • SAUMUR WAR MEMORIAL

    Saumur Things to Do

    The War Memorial, for soldiers who lost their lives in the 1st and 2nd World Wars, was located by the Loire River, just down from the bridge.A different war memorial to what I have seen, I thought it was rather nice. It featured a Horse, and I wondered if that was because Saumur is known for its Horse's.

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Le Mans

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  • Drive to Le Mans

    Le Mans Transportation

    Most will come from Paris on the autoroute A11 with tolls or the A13 /A12/N12 without tolls. its a wonderful ride and all well signage.I now comes from the west and get on the N24 direction Rennes, there on the rocade sud take the N157 direction Vitré/Laval. By Laval it becomes the D57 on the intersection with St Berthevin take the D900 and briefly...

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  • Ibis Le Mans Centre

    Le Mans Hotels

    ok I drive here or take the train on business but no need for hôtels close to me .However, this is...

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  • Musée 24 heures

    Le Mans Things to Do

    I am a car fan, and been all my life since my University days in Daytona Beach Florida USA; all over the car is king. I have attended several 24hrs of Daytona, Daytona 500, Firecracker 400, and the Daytona 200 motocycle races. Coming to France, have heard and Watch the 24 hours of Le Mans.I am so bless to live only about 3 hrs from the circuit 24...

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La Baule-Escoublac

  • Casino

    La Baule-Escoublac Things to Do

    Although few are the chances for you to meet Sharon Stone or Robert de Niro in the casino de La Baule, it still is a nice place to gamble. Seriously, even if La Baule is a fashion spot, the casino is nothing to be compared with Deauville's or Monte Carlo's one. Still, you will have fun gambling on the one-armed bandits or at blackjack.Note that it...

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  • Hermitage Barriere

    La Baule-Escoublac Hotels

    L'Hermitage is a mythical hotel. Just a perfect location and everything you find in 4 star hotels: a...

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  • Main shopping street

    La Baule-Escoublac Shopping

    L'Avenue de Gaulle is SoHO, Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village united. Basically, most of the shopping and nightlife occurs on the avenue. Most restaurants, most shops, local art shops, art galleries... You cant miss it.

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Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

  • Fun for the kids.

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez Nightlife

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is a seaside resort and has long sandy beaches stretching along the Atlantic coast and is a great place for relaxation and water sports. Besides the attractions there are a lot of nearby spots to visit as well, like several islands with an unspoiled heritage and many architectural gems. During the day it is of course rather...

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  • Kid’s dream come true.

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez Nightlife

    The Camping The Prairie has all the necessary services avaiblable. The friendly reception and its 'I' point provide all the useful information of the camping itself, the region and its places of interest you could wish for. There is also a large bar-restaurant, with terraces, and a handy take-away and pizzeria for those times you don’t want to...

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  • Miniature golf - Swingtime!

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez Sports & Outdoors

    Well ... what to do whenever the three ladies decided to go for a day of shopping, leaving two men behind at the campground? Of course a nice and refreshing dive in the swimming pool was an option, but on the other hand an exiting game of miniature golf is da bomb :)The Parc de la Pèg miniature golf center features 18 holes of mini golf fun for the...

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Puy-du-Fou

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  • General informations

    Puy-du-Fou Favorites

    .OpeningMid of April to mid of September (approximately), with 3 options: /1/ Grand parc (10am – 7pm)/2/ Grand parc (10am – 10.30pm) with « organs of fire » show (included in the park entry ticket) or /3/ Grand parc (10am – 9 pm) and cinéscénie®the cinéscénie begins at 10.30pm in June and July and at 10pm in august and september. please arrive 1...

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  • 2. THE GRAND PARC: spectacles (Top 5)

    Puy-du-Fou Things to Do

    InformationsThere is more than enough to fill a full day. Seeing the major shows the same day in fact required a precise planning. The stories are short and the sword-play are long. Possible restriction: shows are realistic enough to potentially scare small children , mainly The phantom birds dance and Gladiators.- The battle of the keep: around a...

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  • 1. THE CINESCENIE: Shivers and emotions

    Puy-du-Fou Things to Do

    Cinescenie is the best of the best in the Puy du Fou, the largest outdoor (night) show in the world. The standing ovation, offered by the public to the end , well and was largely deserved! More than a show. As a consequence: Book the show in advance ... and your hotel (around) too! Duration: 1H40 - By full nightLocation: around the ancient castle...

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Saint-Nazaire

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  • Train

    Saint-Nazaire Transportation

    TGV and TER (regional train) linking Nantes-Saint Nazaire-Le Croisic. At least once an hour, probably twice. Fastest train take 30 minutes to do Nantes-Saint Nazaire, longest around 45 minutes. Around 10€ for a Nantes-Saint Nazaire. You can go the other way to to: La Baule and Le Croisic, very beautiful places to see the ocean, swim, relax and eat...

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  • Holiday Inn Express

    Saint-Nazaire Hotels

    1 rue de la floride, St-Nazaire, 44600, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Apparently a good place

    Saint-Nazaire Nightlife

    First time I went there at night, I found the nightlife depressing, since I only saw one bar in the whole city (didnt stay long but enough to see it didnt look like Ibiza!!). But recently I have heard about a place that seems great: the VIP, with concerts and exhibitions. I have seen it by day and it is located in the harbour in a very original...

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Pornichet

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  • go see the girls!!!!

    Pornichet Restaurants

    the most important thing about this lovely little internet cafe is the two gorgeous blondes ,natallie and nelly who run the joint.......not only can they cook ,speak fluent english,spanish a little italian there great to look at and there incredibly friendly.....call in for a coffeee and cake ?sandwich or attend one of there gourmet evenings(if you...

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  • Le Domaine de Sainte-Marguerite

    Pornichet Hotels

    37, avenue de Cavaro, Pornichet, 44380, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Indulge in a REAL Thalassotherapie

    Pornichet Things to Do

    Pornichet is the perfect place for an authentic Thalassotherapie. The geographic location is superb - you can enjoy walks along the beach or hire a bicycle to drive along the wild coast, up to the salines of La Guérande. This area is not only good for your body but also good for your soul. The Daniel Jouvance Thalassotherapie centre can be very...

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Les Sables-d'Olonne

  • Nature In Les Sables-D'Olonne

    Les Sables-d'Olonne Favorites

    Hello everyone!In this tip I will add pictures of parks and a lake and related, which you can visit in Les Sables-d'Olonne.They are a really nice to go to but too small, especially parks. They are just 2 in this part of the city, where I have been.When you take a small boat, you can go on the other side of the chuch St. Nicholas, where you have a...

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  • Atlantic Hotel

    Les Sables-d'Olonne Hotels

    I worked in the Atlantic hotel so my tip will be different. We had a lot of seminars, tourists and...

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  • Power Of The Ocean

    Les Sables-d'Olonne Tourist Traps

    Don't forget to stay away from the beach in the afternoon or when weather is bad.All the sand that you see on pics, is under water and you can even take a shower from the ocean if you walk on the sidewalk next to it. Just cross the street! :-) If this doesn't hep, then choose another part of Les Sables-d'Olonne for walks. :-)

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Fontevrault-l'Abbaye

  • Get a guidebook and walk through the...

    Fontevrault-l'Abbaye Things to Do

    Fontevraud was protected by members of Plantagenet family so the abbey church has the very colorful tomb figures of Henri II (Plantagenet) and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine. The other two painted tomb sculptures are of their eldest son Richard the Lionhearted and of Isabelle of Angouleme. The history of the era, particularly of Eleanor is...

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  • The spelling of this place

    Fontevrault-l'Abbaye Warnings and Dangers

    There is no consensus on the spelling here. That is why many tips on Fontevrault-l'Abbaye ended up on other VT pages such as Angers or Saumur, two nearby cities (Saumur though, is the nearer). So VT uses Fontevrault-l'Abbaye.But the French Michelin guides and the actual website use: Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.See the mapIn any case, the postal code for...

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  • A late lunch

    Fontevrault-l'Abbaye Restaurants

    This looks like a little restaurant with terrace but it actually also is a small hotel and it has function rooms too. After a long visit to the abbey, the terrace was a very welcoming sight and we dropped ourselves here quickly for a drink and lunch. They serve a typical lunch. It comes a traditional bread that is square and puffed up in the...

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Cholet

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  • Good value

    Cholet Restaurants

    This restaurant is outside Cholet, at Ribou lake (a reservoir that supplies drinking water to the surrounding area). We sat outside in the sun and had an excellent three course set meal for 17 euro per head.I had a salad of grilled goat's cheese on toast, followed by a succulent pork dish and chocolate mousse for dessert. My other half had steak...

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  • All Seasons Cholet

    Cholet Hotels

    45 avenue d Angers, Cholet, 49300, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Saturday Market

    Cholet Shopping

    On Saturdays there is a market in front of the market hall, at Place du 8 May. Lots of fresh produce, honey, oysters and mussels. Also clothing, bags and soft toys. I even spotted an antique furniture restorer.Inside the permanent market hall can be found dairy products, meat (including Cholet chickens) and patisserie.

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Île de Noirmoutier

  • Nightclubs

    Île de Noirmoutier Nightlife

    This nightclub is more "hip" and wild, if you will, than La Boite a Sel (also an excellent nightclub). This club plays more of the new music, techno, rap, etc... while La Boite plays more 80s music etc... This nightclub has a cage and 2 poles and has an outdoor area with 2 bars. The decoration is very cool and modern, with a lounge area. If you are...

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  • Goat cheese

    Île de Noirmoutier Shopping

    The place is an off the beaten path place itself. Located among the salterns, a few kilometers from l'herbaudière, you can find a goat cheese farm. Never visited it but you can visit it. Have tried the goat cheese from there, which is amazing.

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  • White and blue

    Île de Noirmoutier Local Customs

    When going to the island, you will notice all houses are white. What you may notice is also that all shutters and doors are painted blue. This is due to the local registration that ask inhabitants to paint houses in white and blue. Probably to keep a colour homogeneity in the island. Anyway, the result is lovely.I have heard they do the same in...

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Laval

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Pornic

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  • Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood :)

    Pornic Restaurants

    Although they could have better variety of seafood, we've eat some tasty "moules" (I didn't, but my wife and the friends we were with). However, they don't serve much seafood after 15 o clock.The nice thing is you can eat almost above the ocean, so you can see the ocean and have a nice sensation of freedom from here. Or was the food that gave that...

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  • Best Western Pornic

    Pornic Hotels

    Rue Jean Monnet, Pornic, 44210, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Small and nice resort

    Pornic Favorites

    I've been there for two days on 29 and 30 may and it's a really nice place.Small gardens with beautiful houses, specific ceramic numbers of the houses.Everithing seem so clean, a lot of care has been taken to keep this place in proper conditions. The "vieux port" and the rock on the beach are definitelly places to visit if you pass by Pornic. I...

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