The Pays de la Loire region will amaze you. Home to Puy-du-Fou Amusement Park, voted Best Theme Park of the World in Los Angeles in 2012, the region also boasts century-old shipyards where some of the world’s biggest ships are still built to this day. Not to mention a huge 12 century abbey, one of the greatest monastic cities of the Middle-Ages where you can go on a treasure hunt with an iPad…
Have fun…on the water, in the water and on sand.
Go crazy! Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you can enjoy every possible water sport at our stunning coastal resorts. The Loire-Atlantique and Vendée regions are known for beautiful long beaches, where surfers can play in perfect harmony with swimmers, without fear of stepping on each other’s slice of heaven! paysdelaloire.co.uk
In Anjou, family is king!
In Anjou, curiosity is a family thing. Learn about the region’s secrets about sites, heritage, nature and know-how with the “Entrez dans la cour des grands!” program. It’s your chance to share exciting moments and fun discoveries. www.entrezdanslacourdesgrands.com
Discover the Machines de l’Ile in Nantes
The Great Elephant (12 m high), the Heron Tree, the Marine Worlds Carrousel (25 m), the Machine Gallery…This unique artistic project offers a travel-through-time world at the crossroads of the "imaginary worlds" of Jules Verne and the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci. www.lesmachines-nantes.fr
Visit Escal’Atlantic, an international ocean liners centre unique to Europe, located in the former submarine base. Since July 1, 2013, a new show with a family-oriented interactive circuit presents the legend of ocean liners. Visitors can also see the world’s largest collection of furniture and objects from the great ocean liners.
Cycle the Loire River The Loire à Vélo is a unique cycling route measuring 800 km that borders the river and the Valley of Kings. More 800,000 cyclists of all ages travel along it every year. The Loire à Vélo route is never monotonous, alternating between marsh lands, groves, vineyards, woodland, cave sites, castles… www.cycling-loire.com