Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pays de la Loire - Visit France

The Pays de la Loire is a contrast in
environments: it has 300 km of Atlantic
coastline which contrasts with the lush, green
countryside through which flows the river Loire.
5 reasons to visit Western Loire

>The Loire Chateaux and world class monuments
For the first time, the 19 most historically important
Chateaux and monuments of both Val de la Loire and Pays de la Loire, have come together to offer one informative website that clearly details the history, significance and location of each one.

>Europe’s first Horticultural theme park
TERRA BOTANICA, Europe’s first theme park devoted entirely to the understanding and discovery of plant life, will open in April 2010.

>The Wine Route
The first Loire Wine Route has been created to discover the treasures of this enchanting region where, along its 88km course, the richness of its heritage and flavour of its ‘terroir’ may be explored and enjoyed by car, bicycle or on foot along the vineyard paths.

>Your health and wellbeing
The Loire à Vélo’s 800 km routes, between Cuffy and Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, are a great way to discover the rich diversityof the Loire Valley.

>The cultural diversity of its cities
The Pays de la Loire consists of five counties, each with its own character and style. Nantes is the cultural hub and an exciting and thriving metropolis. 

CastlesAs well as the fortresses that guard Angers, Nantes and Saumur, there are over 100 châteaux that you can visit in the Western Loire.

Castle of the Dukes of

Jules Verne

Le Puy du Fou (Theme park)Accessible to disabled people

Jardin des Olfacties (garden)

Lactopole de Laval (the world's largest dairy museum)

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