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The most visited in Pays de la Loire
Museums in Nantes
Machines of the Isle of Nantes
(32)
Castles in Nantes
Château des Ducs de Bretagne
(15)
Gardens in Nantes
(5)
Gardens in Nantes
Jardin des Plantes de Nantes
(13)
Theme Parks in Les Epesses
Puy du Fou
(9)
Cathedrals in Nantes
Nantes Cathedral
(10)
Shopping Malls in Nantes
Passage Pommeraye
(20)
Museums in Nantes
Le lieu unique
(10)
Castles in Angers
Castello di Angers
(6)
2 activities
Museums in Angers
Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Angers
(4)
Castles in Saumur
Château de Saumur
(2)
Historical Monuments in Nantes
Théâtre Graslin
(6)
Islands in Île d'Yeu
Île D'Yeu
(2)
Islands in Beauvoir-sur-Mer
The Passage du Gois
(5)
Museums in Nantes
Musée Dobrée
(2)
Museums in Nantes
Jules Verne Museum
(3)
Islands in Nantes
Ille de Versailles
(9)
Islands in La Guérinière
Noirmoutier (island)
(5)
Museums in Nantes
Machines of the Isle of Nantes
(32)
Museums in Nantes
Le lieu unique
(10)
Museums in Angers
Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Angers
(4)
Museums in Nantes
Musée Dobrée
(2)
Museums in Nantes
Jules Verne Museum
(3)
Museums in Nantes
(4)
Museums in Brissac-Quincé
Château de Brissac
(1)
Museums in Angers
Musee Pince
Museums in Mayenne
Robert Tatin Museum
Museums in Saumur
The Mushroom Museum
(1)
Museums in Le Mans
Musée des 24 Heures du Mans
(2)
Museums in Le Lude
Lude Castle
(1)
Museums in Les Sables-d'Olonne
Musee de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix
Museums in Angers
Musée du Génie
(1)
Museums in Angers
David D'Angers Gallery
Museums in Nantes
The Maison L'Erdre
Museums in Le Mans
Museum of Queen Berengaria
Historical Monuments in Nantes
Théâtre Graslin
(6)
Historical Monuments in Les Sables-d'Olonne
Les Sables d'Olonne
(4)
Historical Monuments in Angers
Adam's House
(1)
Historical Monuments in Nantes
Naval Quarries
(1)
Historical Monuments in Pornic
Ladders Fouquet and Galipaud
(1)
Historical Monuments in Angers
Le Grand Theatre
Historical Monuments in Les Sables-d'Olonne
La Tour D'Arundel
Historical Monuments in Pornichet
Belle Epoque Villas
(1)
Historical Monuments in Angers
Tour Saint-Aubin
Historical Monuments in Nantes
The Lu Tower
(3)
Historical Monuments in Nantes
Feydeau Island
(2)
Historical Monuments in Pornic
Mousseaux Mound
Historical Monuments in La Baule-Escoublac
Coastal Architecture
(1)
Historical Monuments in Angers
Prefecture de Maine-et-Loire
Historical Monuments in Nantes
(2)
Historical Monuments in Vouvant
(1)
Historical Monuments in Nantes
(1)
Historical Monuments in Vertou
(1)
Historical Monuments in Nantes
Historical Monuments in Nantes
Gardens in Nantes
(5)
Gardens in Nantes
Jardin des Plantes de Nantes
(13)
Gardens in Maulévrier
Parc Oriental de Maulévrier
(2)
Gardens in Nantes
Parc du Grand Blottereau
Gardens in Nantes
Parc de La Gaudinière
(5)
Gardens in Angers
Jardin des Plantes d'Angers
(2)
Gardens in Cholet
Garden du Mail
Gardens in Angers
Jardin du Mail
(1)
Gardens in Nantes
La Beaujoire Floral Park
Gardens in Nantes
(3)
Gardens in Clisson
Garenne Lemot
Gardens in Nantes
Walk of the Census
Gardens in Angers
(1)
Gardens in Les Sables-d'Olonne
Potager Extraordinaire
Gardens in Laval
(2)
Gardens in Nantes
(1)
Gardens in Vertou
(1)
Gardens in Nantes
(1)
Castles in Nantes
Château des Ducs de Bretagne
(15)
Castles in Angers
Castello di Angers
(6)
2 activities
Castles in Saumur
Château de Saumur
(2)
Castles in Montsoreau
Montsoeau Castle
(4)
Castles in Cheffes
Plessis-Bourré Castle
Castles in Haute-Goulaine
Goulaine Castle
(1)
Castles in Saint-Georges-sur-Loire
Serrant Castle
(1)
Castles in Sainte-Suzanne
Sainte-Suzanne Castle
Castles in Brézé
Brézé Castle
Castles in Fontenay-le-Comte
Terre-Neuve Castle
Castles in Tiffauges
Tiffauges Barbe Bleue Castle
(1)
Castles in Laval
Laval Old Castle
Castles in Missillac
(2)
Castles in Clisson
(1)
Castles in Montreuil-Bellay
Montreuil-Bellay Castle
Castles in Le Plessis-Macé
Castles in Durtal
Castles in Apremont
Castles in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
(2)
Beaches in La Baule-Escoublac
(1)
Beaches in Saint-Jean-de-Monts
The Great Beach
Beaches in Les Sables-d'Olonne
Les Sables Beach (Le Grande Plage)
(1)
Beaches in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
Beaches in Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Davière Beach
Beaches in Pornic
Noeveillard Beach
Beaches in Saint-Nazaire
(1)
Beaches in La Tranche-sur-Mer
(1)
Beaches in Pornic
Beaches in Le Pouliguen
(1)
Beaches in Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef
Beaches in Île d'Yeu
(3)
Beaches in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
(1)
Beaches in Le Croisic
Beaches in Les Sables-d'Olonne
Plage de la Paracou
Beaches in Piriac-sur-Mer
Beaches in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
Beaches in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
Beaches in Jard-sur-Mer
(1)
Beaches in La Baule-Escoublac
La Baule Bay

The top 1.194 attractions in Pays de la Loire

Museums in Nantes
Machines of the Isle of Nantes
(32)
Les Machines de l'Ile is an absolutely fantastic artistic project in an environment that whisks you away from normal life. The concept of distinct mechanical animals (they fly!) makes dream come true for both children and parents! This suggests that the drafts of Leonardo Da Vinci have actually come to life. All projects are the latest in technology, just like this tree that will be built on the island of Beaulieu and will be self-sufficient in terms of energy. An interesting project from both an artistic and organic standpoint. Do not miss the elephant ride, it´s great!
Castles in Nantes
Château des Ducs de Bretagne
(15)
The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, with its interior and surroundings, is definitely worth a visit. It has been beautifully refurbished. A walk through the gardens will also provide a nice view of the monuments, like the Cathedral or The LU Tower, for example. If you have time, you can also enter the Nantes History Museum, which is a very modernist museum.
Gardens in Nantes
(5)
Gardens in Nantes
Jardin des Plantes de Nantes
(13)
The Botanical Garden, is another of the famous Green Areas of Nantes. Animals like ducks and deer can easily be spotted wandering about. There are seven acres of "rare plants", medicinal gardens, child gardens ... A real treat to take a walk, read a book ...
Theme Parks in Les Epesses
Puy du Fou
(9)
We were in Puy du fou on the bridge in December watching the Mistery of Nadal and although it was very cold it was worth it. The music was interpreted by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra....marvelous. This park is not the same as the others but it's not to be missed.
Cathedrals in Nantes
Nantes Cathedral
(10)
This cathedral is a magnificent Gothic building built on the ruins of the old cathedral. The majestic facade is even more beautiful since its restoration. The interior of the cathedral is quite unusual and particularly impressive. The whiteness of the limestone tufa, the imposing size of the nave, a 103 meters long and 37.5 meters high, it has an effect of power, strength and grace. And you can admire the tombs of Francisco II and Marguerite de Foix (parents of Anne of Brittany) at the beginning of the sixteenth century.
Shopping Malls in Nantes
Passage Pommeraye
(20)
The Pommeraye Passage was a nineteenth-century arcade that currently functions as a shopping mall and it's as charming as it is retro. Shop accessories, fashion, comics ... It connects two of the main streets of downtown Nantes.
Museums in Nantes
Le lieu unique
(10)
The famous biscuit factory Lu is a symbol of the city of Nantes. The original building of Lu (Lefèvre Utile) has been converted into a curious cultural activity center for contemporary art. It´s full of references to the old factory but focuses a lot on independent creativity.
Castles in Angers
Castello di Angers
(6)
This magnificent architectural masterpiece is built on the edges of the Maine. Imagine this castle at that time full of circus animals like llamas and camels. The castle is from the time of King René, ve was passionate about the circus. This fantastic building is the centre of a renewal program, which will allow us to enjoy this castle in the future.
2 activities
Museums in Angers
Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Angers
(4)
The incredible Hotel Logis Barrault is the home of the Museum of Fine Arts in Angers. A building located near the historic city of Angers and only a few steps from the cathedral. The white facade of the Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most beautiful in Angers. Its location allows you to take a complete cultural tour of the city. The complex includes the Garden of Fine Arts, All Saints, Gallery of David d'Angers, the municipal library and the university restaurant. The galleries represent a very complete collection of works of art that have been collected for centuries comprising a total area of ​​7 square kilometers. The museum has 2,500 square meters dedicated to permanent collections and the remaining 500 to temporary exhibitions. Conferences and other events are also arranged here. The restoration of the building and the creation of new multi-level rooms now offers visitors an open space where you the sizes and changing colors of the works can be seen better. The museum was renovated in 2004, and has become a meeting place for lovers of art and good taste, which can be found in these galleries with their incredible artistic background.
Castles in Saumur
Château de Saumur
(2)
Saumur Castle is located in the heart of the Pays de la Loire region, situated on the historic castles of the Loire route. A magical route full of history. Saumur Castle is a must for lovers of cultural and architectural heritage. Built in the late eleventh century and seeing it in person is very impressive, and you can imagine how it must have been at that time. Saumur Castle has had many uses in its ten centuries of history. It began as a fortress, then was used as a summer residence by the French aristocracy. It later served as the residence for the rulers, later it became a prison, a storehouse of weapons and ammunition, and finally a fascinating cultural center on the banks of the Loire River. From the castle hill which is crowned by this magnificent castle you can see all the city. Since 1906 the building has belonged to the state and has been totally restored. Today it houses the municipal museum of the cty. The visit will not disappoint you!
Historical Monuments in Nantes
Théâtre Graslin
(6)
Graslin Theatre is in the center of the district of the same name in honor of Jean-Joseph-Louis Graslin (1727-1790) receiver-general of the kingdom farms and ve participated in land management in the western part Nantes. The theater was built by architect Crucy (1749-1826) on an ancient Greek model respecting the golden number in 1788 and Crucy was inspired by neoclassical architecture. Thus, 12 steps provide access to a plateau where 7 Corinthian columns (Greek theater specific) support the pediment decorated with 8 statues. These statues were built during the French Restoration through the work of architect Molknecht. Don't forget the particularity of "the Italian" room in the theater which is one of the rare vestiges of eighteenth-century rooms in France. Restored in 2002 it has resumed its majesty of the eighteenth century.
Islands in Île d'Yeu
Île D'Yeu
(2)
A scent of jasmine and rosemary fills the entire island of Yeu. One of the most popular places on the Atlantic coast of France. This lovely island keeps all the light and charm of seaside cities. The island of Yeu is a granite island 10 miles long and wide and what surprises you is the contrast of their 2 completely different coastlines. When you go toward the southwest, the rugged terrain brings back memories of the Breton islands. Meanwhile, in the northeast you discover a big dune beach. It is a calm area where you can see families enjoying the good weather and the tranquility. The quaint air gives a unique style compared to other Atlantic islands. Its structures, its ornaments, its light and its people make you think at some point you are in the middle of the Aegean. Its greenish waters highlight the whitewashed houses. Bring good shoes and rent a bike to discover the natural corners. On the island of Yeu you can find a lot of sun, invigorating air, wind and smiles from the people.
Islands in Beauvoir-sur-Mer
The Passage du Gois
(5)
Although the weather was pretty bad when we visited, The Passage du Gois was impressive. This is a passage between two areas of the city. This place makes you feel as if you could walk on water, and with the rain and wind the scene was even more incredible and breathtaking. The good thing is that we were able to take enough photos for you to be able to understand a little better the phenomenon I describe.
Museums in Nantes
Musée Dobrée
(2)
This museum is located close to The Natural History, and the quartier Graslim, in the center, unfortunately the refurbishment means it will be closed until 2015. The museum consists of two museums, the Archaeological Museum, and Thomas Dobrée Museum itself, with its precious collections on display in nineteenth-century palace. It includes Romanesque and Gothic sculptures, tapestries, furniture, paintings and various decorative elements. A highlight are the Egyptian archaeological museum pieces.
Museums in Nantes
Jules Verne Museum
(3)
The Jules Verne Museum showcases the amazing stories of this writer´s novels. Located in a house from the late nineteenth century, the museum is in the Loire region. The whole world can be discovered here. Everything is exciting, especially the man of letters in the form of models and the posters of old movies based on his works and his writings. I definitely suggest dipping into a world populated by strange creatures and heroes of all kinds.
Islands in Nantes
Ille de Versailles
(9)
Built on a former swamp, the island of Versailles and sun garden which opened in September 1987. It recreates a particularly Japanese atmosphere with its Zen garden, exotic plants, waterfalls, rocks and other. Here we also find a captaincy, a restaurant and Erdre House, which showcases the flora and fauna of this river. It provides a pleasant contrast to the architecture of the city center.
Islands in La Guérinière
Noirmoutier (island)
(5)
Getting to put your feet in Noirmoutier is synonymous with an exotic vacation. The Atlantic Ocean rocked this island Pays de la Loire, which, I assure you, is one of the most beautiful on the Atlantic coast. Sea Mills, mossy forests, hidden coves, small harbors and boats whitewashed old will be part of the landscape. It's truly a precious site. Noirmoutier is actually a small peninsula that juts into the ocean. Along its sometimes rocky shores there are 50 kilometers of sandy beaches. It is known as "the beautiful Dutch" because two thirds of its territory is below sea level. It has been united to the mainland by a bridge since 1971. But it is much more interesting to get to Noirmoutier from over Gois, a stretch of land that connects from the 17th century and has been isolated due to the ocean's tides. There are 4 kms of road, suitable for circulation, serving as passage if the sea permits. It is a curiosity worth seeing. The island of Noirmoutier is a paradise of salt, oysters, sandy beaches, mimosas and sun. The colors seem to leap to life here. Noirmoutier has a real spark to it. I know you'll fall in love with it!