- guide to Loire-Atlantique
- towns in Loire-Atlantique
- Loire-Atlantique Hotels
- Loire-Atlantique Tourist Attractions
- Loire-Atlantique Gites
Loire-Atlantique tourist informationwhere to go - what to see - what to do
The Loire-Atlantique boasts 68km of coastline with authentic ports - such as Le Croissac and La Turballe where oyster production & tourism supports the local economy. Here you can embark for the islands of Ponant, Houat or Belle-Isle where the local speciality of 'bass in sea salt' or 'bar en croute de sel' is a must!.
Nantes is the capital of the Loire-Atlantique and not without good reason! It is a dynamic centre with Art-Nouveau squares, churches & museums and chic bars and restaurants.
Inland there are parks, gardens, rivers & forests and offer activities from canoeing in the Vallee du Don or playing golf on one of the department's 9 courses.
- Canal Boat Trips - the 'Canal de Nantes', constructed by Napoleon to keep the English at bay, is a popular destination for canal boat trips. Stop off at Blain castle & its art museum.
- Historical Nantes - the Cathedrale St-Pierre et St-Paul is noted for its sculpted Gothic portals and Renaissance tomb of Francois II.
- Botanical Gardens at Nantes - at the Jardin des Plantes you'll discover colourful flowerbeds, fountains and California redwoods.
- Clisson - destroyed during the Vendee Wars the restored town of Clisson has a distinctly Italian feel with Neo-Classical villas.
Hotel De Touraine
( Hotel )
4 Avenue De La République Saint-Nazaire 44600
Located in the heart of Saint Nazaire, the Hotel de Touraine offers a warm and friendly welcome close to the train station, o...
Hotel Le Christina
( Hotel )
26 Bd Hennecart La Baule 44500
The hotel, facing the sea, is located downtown near the spa, casinos and restaurants on the beach. Have your breakfast while...
Relais Marmotte Nantes-Carquefou
( Hotel )
4 Rue De L'hôtellerie Carquefou 44470
The Relais Marmotte Nantes-Carquefou hotel has been completely renovated to provide everything you need for a pleasant, comfo...