Pays de Loire

The departments that make up this region are natures and varied cultures, from the beautiful beaches of> Vendée to the deep countryside of the Sarthe, the vineyards of Anjou the Guérande salt marshes, just before Britain. Suffice to say that a route through the Loire Valley promises to be varied if we decided to go the whole region: it probably he will take several times to shop around to see and do: the incontournablesLe Loire Valley: Loire Valley region is entirely classified by UNESCO, including the country Anjou, Saumur to Angers. Program: castles, vineyards, beautiful country walks. Nantes: a metropolis full of enthusiasm and never run out of innovative ideas, Nantes is a delightful surprise for culture lovers. The Atlantic coast: the Coast of Light, this nickname is suggestive enough to give desire to leave the fields to the magnificent beaches of the Vendee coast. Then come the Jade Coast between Noirmoutier and Pornic and the timeless charm of the Côte d'Amour ( La Baule, Le Croisic.). Gastronomy and specialties culinairesDes specialties that are round in marine and earth turn by the countries that make up the region, with seafood, shellfish and fish on the coast, meats, cheeses and cold cuts inland, not to mention admirable fruits and vegetables. Among the most popular products of the Loire Valley include rillettes of Le Mans, the Vendée ham, sea salt, the wines of Anjou Gamay, Saumur-Champigny. Main événementsLe Vendée Globe: the famous solo race from Les Sables d'Olonne, every 4 years: a highly anticipated moment La Folle Journée de Nantes: a whole day devoted to classical music concerts. The Helfest: in a completely different genre, this festival is for fans of Metal. The 24 hours of Le Mans: roaring engines during one day

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