Tourism labels in Pays de la Loire

National tourism labels and listed destinations

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The cities, towns and villages of Pays de la Loire listed have been awarded with one or several French tourism labels: Cities of art and history, Most beautiful villages of France, Most beautiful detours in France, Green resort, Listed resort, Towns and villages in Bloom.

CITIES OF ART AND HISTORY

The designation Ville d'art et d'histoire is a national label awarded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication to cities and towns with a rich heritage which pursue an active policy to stimulate and develop their heritage and architecture and adopt measures to raise inhabitants' and visitors' awareness of their heritage. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Cities of art and history in Pays de la Loire:

Cities of art and history in Pays de la Loire

Angers
Fontenay-le-Comte
Guérande
Jublains
La Ferté-Bernard

Laval
Le Mans
Nantes
Sainte-Suzanne
Saumur

 

MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF FRANCE

The label Plus beau village de France, is awarded by an association to beautiful French villages of under 2,000 inhabitants which possess a rich natural and built heritage – with at least two listed buildings – and pursue an active policy to stimulate and develop their heritage. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Most beautiful villages of France in Pays de la Loire:

Most beautiful villages of France in Pays de la Loire

Montsoreau
Sainte-Suzanne

Vouvant

 

MOST BEAUTIFUL DETOURS IN FRANCE

The label Plus beau détour de France, is awarded by an association to medium-sized French towns (2,000 to 20,000 inhabitants) located away from the major trunk roads which possess all-year-round tourist facilities, a rich built heritage and an interesting environment. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Most beautiful detours in France in Pays de la Loire:

Most beautiful detours in France in Pays de la Loire

Baugé
Château-Gontier
Fontenay-le-Comte

Guérande
La Flèche
Montreuil-Bellay

 

GREEN RESORTS

The designation Station verte is a national label awarded to French nature, leisure and holiday tourist destinations located in unspoiled environments, in the countryside or in the mountains, which offer tourist and leisure facilities. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Green resorts in Pays de la Loire:

Green resorts in Pays de la Loire

Baugé
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe
Bessé-sur-Braye
Craon
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe
Ingrandes
La Ménitré
Le Fresne-sur-Loire
Les Rosiers-sur-Loire
Mamers
Marçon
Maulévrier

Mervent
Montreuil-Bellay
Nort-sur-Erdre
Pouancé
Pré-en-Pail
Saint-Léonard-des-Bois
Saint-Lyphard
Saint-Martin-de-la-Place
Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef
Sainte-Suzanne
Sillé-le-Guillaume
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

 

LISTED RESORTS

The label Station classée is awarded to seaside, spa, health, tourist, winter sports and mountaineering resorts which pursue a policy of high-quality tourist facilities and activities. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Listed resorts in Pays de la Loire:

Listed resorts in Pays de la Loire

Avrillé
Barbâtre
Batz-sur-Mer
Bretignolles-sur-Mer
Château-d'Olonne
Givrand
Guérande
Jard-sur-Mer
L'Aiguillon-sur-Mer
L'Île-d'Yeu
La Baule-Escoublac
La Bernerie-en-Retz
La Guérinière
La Plaine-sur-Mer
La Tranche-sur-Mer
La Turballe
Landevieille

Le Fenouiller
Le Lude
Les Moutiers-en-Retz
Les Sables-d'Olonne
Mansigné
Mesquer
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
Notre-Dame-de-Monts
Olonne-sur-Mer
Piriac-sur-Mer
Pornic
Préfailles
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
Saint-Julien-des-Landes
Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef
Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard

 

FAMILY PLUS

The label Famille Plus, is recognised by the French Minister of State for Tourism and is awarded to towns and villages which are particularly tailored to welcoming families and offer many activities and events for children and adults. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Family Plus in Pays de la Loire:

Family Plus in Pays de la Loire

La Tranche-sur-Mer
Notre-Dame-de-Monts

Piriac-sur-Mer
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

 

TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN BLOOM

The label Villes et villages fleuris is awarded each year by the French National Council of Cities, Towns and Villages in Bloom following a competition which judges criteria such as landscaped and plant heritage, flowering, respect for the environment and the living environment. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Towns and villages in Bloom in Pays de la Loire:

Towns and villages in Bloom in Pays de la Loire

Angers -
Aubigné-sur-Layon -
Carquefou -
Château-Gontier -
Chenillé-Changé -
Cholet -
Cogners -
Coudray -
Coulaines -
Juvigné -
La Baule-Escoublac -
La Cropte -
La Haie-Fouassière -
Nantes -
Notre-Dame-de-Monts -
Pornichet -
Saint-Jean-de-Monts -
Saint-Loup-du-Gast -
Trélazé -
Ambrières-les-Vallées -
Ancenis -
Argentré -
Auvers-le-Hamon -
Avrillé -
Beaucouzé -
Beaufort-en-Vallée -
Bessé-sur-Braye -
Bouère -
Chailland -
Changé -
Chantonnay -
Château-d'Olonne -
Craon -
Doué-la-Fontaine -
Durtal -
Ernée -
Fontenay-le-Comte -
Givrand -
La Bazoge-Montpinçon -
La Chapelle-Basse-Mer -
La Chapelle-Saint-Aubin -
La Flèche -
La Roche-sur-Yon -
La Turballe -
Lassay-les-Châteaux -
Laval -
Le Lion-d'Angers -
Le Plessis-Grammoire -
Le Pouliguen -
Les Herbiers -
Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne -
Les Ponts-de-Cé -
Maisoncelles-du-Maine -
Marigné -
Martigné-sur-Mayenne -
Mayenne -
Montreuil-Bellay -
Montsoreau -
Montsûrs -
Mouilleron-le-Captif -
Olivet -
Orvault -
Oudon -
Parigné-l'Évêque -
Parné-sur-Roc -
Pellouailles-les-Vignes -
Piriac-sur-Mer -
Pouzauges -
Sablé-sur-Sarthe -
Saint-André-des-Eaux -
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins -
Saint-Cosme-en-Vairais -
Saint-Denis-de-Gastines -
Saint-Denis-du-Maine -
Saint-Georges-de-Montaigu -
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie -
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez -
Saint-Julien-de-Concelles -
Saint-Lyphard -
Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef -
Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire -
Saint-Sulpice -
Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou -
Sainte-Gemmes-sur-Loire -
Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire -
Sainte-Osmane -
Sougé-le-Ganelon -
Venansault -
Aizenay -
Allonnes -
Andouillé -
Arnage -
Arquenay -
Asnières-sur-Vègre -
Avessac -
Basse-Goulaine -
Batz-sur-Mer -
Beaufay -
Beauvoir-sur-Mer -
Béhuard -
Belleville-sur-Vie -
Bierné -
Blaison-Gohier -
Bocé -
Bonchamp-lès-Laval -
Bouchemaine -
Boufféré -
Brain-sur-l'Authion -
Bretignolles-sur-Mer -
Brissac-Quincé -
Candé -
Casson -
Chacé -
Challans -
Château-du-Loir -
Châteaubriant -
Chauché -
Chemillé -
Clisson -
Colombiers-du-Plessis -
Combrée -
Connerré -
Cordemais -
Cornillé-les-Caves -
Corsept -
Cossé-le-Vivien -
Courcelles-la-Forêt -
Courgenard -
Cré -
Dollon -
Donges -
Épineux-le-Seguin -
Freigné -
Gennes -
Gorges -
Grazay -
Grez-Neuville -
Guécélard -
Guérande -
Haute-Goulaine -
Herbignac -
Jard-sur-Mer -
Jublains -
Juigné-sur-Loire -
L'Herbergement -
L'Hôtellerie-de-Flée -
L'Huisserie -
La Chapelle-sur-Erdre -
La Croixille -
La Ferrière -
La Ferté-Bernard -
La Fontaine-Saint-Martin -
La Plaine-sur-Mer -
La Tranche-sur-Mer -
Laigné -
Laigné-en-Belin -
Landemont -
Landevieille -
Laubrières -
Launay-Villiers -
Le Coudray-Macouard -
Le Croisic -
Le Genest-Saint-Isle -
Le Loroux-Bottereau -
Le Lude -
Le May-sur-Èvre -
Le Mesnil-en-Vallée -
Les Châtelliers-Châteaumur -
Les Essarts -

Les Rosiers-sur-Loire -
Les Sorinières -
Loiron -
Louverné -
Luçon -
Mallièvre -
Malville -
Mamers -
Mayet -
Méral -
Montaigu -
Montenay -
Montfaucon-Montigné -
Montreuil-Juigné -
Mortagne-sur-Sèvre -
Neau -
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île -
Noyen-sur-Sarthe -
Nozay -
Nyoiseau -
Pouancé -
Quelaines-Saint-Gault -
Rezé -
Ruaudin -
Saffré -
Saint-Baudelle -
Saint-Berthevin -
Saint-Calais -
Saint-Céneré -
Saint-Denis-d'Anjou -
Saint-Fort -
Saint-Germain-le-Guillaume -
Saint-Hilaire-de-Loulay -
Saint-Jean-de-la-Motte -
Saint-Jean-sur-Erve -
Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre -
Saint-Léonard-des-Bois -
Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges -
Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie -
Saint-Mars-la-Réorthe -
Saint-Nazaire -
Saint-Rémy-de-Sillé -
Saint-Samson -
Saint-Ulphace -
Saint-Viaud -
Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard -
Sainte-Gemmes-d'Andigné -
Saulges -
Saumur -
Segré -
Simplé -
Solesmes -
Spay -
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire -
Teloché -
Thoiré-sur-Dinan -
Thouarcé -
Turquant -
Vallet -
Vertou -
Vibraye -
Vigneux-de-Bretagne -
Villevêque -
Villiers-Charlemagne -
Vouillé-les-Marais -
Vouvant -
Yvré-le-Pôlin -
Armaillé -
Averton -
Baugé -
Botz-en-Mauges -
Boulogne -
Brain-sur-Longuenée -
Briollay -
Chaillé-les-Marais -
Chalonnes-sur-Loire -
Champtocé-sur-Loire -
Château-Thébaud -
Châteauneuf -
Commer -
Congrier -
Conlie -
Crannes-en-Champagne -
Entrammes -
Évron -
Fontaine-Couverte -
Gennes-sur-Glaize -
Issé -
La Bazoge -
La Boissière -
La Bruffière -
La Dorée -
La Jaille-Yvon -
La Meignanne -
La Ménitré -
La Plaine -
La Pommeraye -
La Rabatelière -
La Rouxière -
La Séguinière -
La Suze-sur-Sarthe -
La Tessoualle -
Le Bignon-du-Maine -
Le Bourgneuf-la-Forêt -
Le Breil-sur-Mérize -
Le Chevain -
Le Luart -
Le Poiré-sur-Vie -
Le Puy-Notre-Dame -
Les Brouzils -
Les Epesses -
Lhomme -
Longué-Jumelles -
Louailles -
Loué -
Louerre -
Marcillé-la-Ville -
Mareil-sur-Loir -
Marigné-Peuton -
Martigné-Briand -
Mazé -
Mée -
Melleray -
Missillac -
Mont-Saint-Jean -
Montaillé -
Montjean-sur-Loire -
Mouchamps -
Mulsanne -
Neuville-sur-Sarthe -
Parigné-sur-Braye -
Peuton -
Pont-Saint-Martin -
Pré-en-Pail -
Pruillé -
Pruillé-le-Chétif -
Renazé -
Ruffigné -
Saint-André-Goule-d'Oie -
Saint-Aubin-de-Locquenay -
Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné -
Saint-Aubin-des-Châteaux -
Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou -
Saint-Fraimbault-de-Prières -
Saint-Fulgent -
Saint-Jean-des-Mauvrets -
Saint-Juire-Champgillon -
Saint-Julien-des-Landes -
Saint-Martin-du-Limet -
Saint-Michel-de-Feins -
Saint-Ouen-en-Belin -
Saint-Pierre-des-Ormes -
Saint-Pierre-la-Cour -
Saint-Poix -
Saint-Sigismond -
Sainte-Suzanne -
Sargé-lès-le-Mans -
Sillé-le-Guillaume -
Souillé -
Soulaines-sur-Aubance -
Soullans -
Tennie -
Thorée-les-Pins -
Thorigné-d'Anjou -
Thorigné-sur-Dué -
Vay -
Velluire -
Yvré-l'Évêque -

 

BLUE FLAG

The Blue Flag label is awarded to seaside resorts and marinas that take account of environmental criteria in their economic and tourist development policies, and promote behaviour that respects nature and its treasures. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Blue Flag in Pays de la Loire:

Blue Flag in Pays de la Loire

La Barre-de-Monts
La Bernerie-en-Retz
La Tranche-sur-Mer
La Turballe
Les Moutiers-en-Retz
Longeville-sur-Mer
Notre-Dame-de-Monts

Pornic
Préfailles
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins
Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

 

SMALL TOWNS OF CHARACTER

The Small Towns of Character label is awarded to small towns with a consistent, high-quality built heritage that undertake to maintain their heritage and promote it among residents and visitors. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Small Towns of Character in Pays de la Loire:

Small Towns of Character in Pays de la Loire

Apremont
Asnières-sur-Vègre
Aubigné-sur-Layon
Baugé
Béhuard
Blaison-Gohier
Brûlon
Chailland
Chênehutte-Trèves-Cunault
Denée
Faymoreau
Foussais-Payré
Fresnay-sur-Sarthe
Lassay-les-Châteaux
Le Coudray-Macouard
Le Croisic
Le Grand-Lucé
Le Puy-Notre-Dame
Le Thoureil
Luché-Pringé

Mallièvre
Montmirail
Montreuil-Bellay
Montsoreau
Nieul-sur-l'Autise
Parcé-sur-Sarthe
Parné-sur-Roc
Piriac-sur-Mer
Poncé-sur-le-Loir
Saint-Calais
Saint-Denis-d'Anjou
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
Saint-Pierre-sur-Erve
Sainte-Suzanne
Saulges
Savennières
Turquant
Vivoin
Vouvant

 
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