The Loire-Atlantique is home to the city of Nantes and its fantastic architecture, the Guérande peninsula and its salt marshes, and the Brière Regional Nature Park with its charming thatched cottages.
The cities of Angers and Saumur with their rich built heritage, the sumptuous chateaux of the Loire valley and the famous Fontevraud abbey are some of the opportunities on offer to visitors of the Maine-et-Loire.
Mixing nature and traditions, the Mayenne offers plenty for those who love the countryside, including its Romanesque churches, its castles and its floral villages.
The Sarthe offers visitors the historic and artistic heritage of the city of Le Mans, as well as also rural excursions in Perche Sarthois and in the Sarthe valley.
Famous for its Atlantic coast lined with seaside resorts and long sandy beaches great for relaxation, the Vendée is also well know for its salt marshes on the Noirmoutier island and the Vendée Globe, a solo sailing race around the world.