Where to stay around Pays de la Loire?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,719 holiday lettings near Pays de la Loire. From 3,418 Houses to 2,376 Studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Pays de la Loire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Pays de la Loire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Pays de la Loire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Vendée: 3,992 holiday homes
  • Nantes: 388 holiday homes
  • Loire-Atlantique: 2,636 holiday homes
  • Saumur: 325 holiday homes
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: 837 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Pays de la Loire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Pays de la Loire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Pays de la Loire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Nantes: 388 holiday lettings
  • Saumur: 325 holiday lettings
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: 837 holiday lettings
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: 1,149 holiday lettings
  • Les Sables-d'Olonne: 1,344 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Pays de la Loire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Pays de la Loire are:

  • La Baule (LBY): 2,249 self catering accommodations
  • Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE): 487 self catering accommodations
  • Arnage Airport (LME): 162 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Pays de la Loire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Pays de la Loire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • La Baule Beach: 2,242 holiday rentals
  • Les Sables d'Olonne Beach: 2,159 holiday rentals
  • Puy du Fou: 182 holiday rentals
  • Port Bourgenay Golf: 2,293 holiday rentals
  • Farmhouse of Beaupay: 391 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pays de la Loire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental home or villa in Western Loire your home away from home

The Western Loire in France is a region of France described by UNESCO as a 'cultural landscape of exceptional beauty'. It is situated on the northwest coast of France, bordered by the Loire Valley, and is made up of 5 departments, Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Sarthe and Vendee. With the arrival of cheap flights to Western Loire from the UK, the lush countryside, vineyards and long sandy beaches have been opened up to British travellers, and the castle dotted along the skyline have once again become bustling centres of activity. A holiday rental, villa or holiday cottage in Western Loire provides the freedom to travel and investigate this part of France at your own pace, and with the flexibility needed to get the most out of a Western Loire holiday.

Things to do in Western Loire, France

Lovers of water and sailing will feel very much at home in Western Loire. Les Sables d'Olonne is a prime destination for sailing enthusiast, and the sea kayaking from here allows a novel exploration of Noirmoutier Island, with its rugged coastline and hidden beaches. Inland, river cruises on the Erdre River, and canoeing up the rivers of Mayenne, Sarthe and Oudron provide hours of entertainment and excitement. Boat hire or barge rental can easily be arranged on these three rivers too, and during the summer, the rivers become an exciting focus for family holidays in Western Loire, but for more relaxing use of the waterways, try the saltwater saps at La Boule, Pornic and St Jean-de-Monts.

The area is known for its landscape, fantastic for horse riding, but more popular, the cycling. Cycle tours of Western Loire are magnificent fun for cyclists of all experience and abilities, and a gite or cottage in Western Loire will give the flexibility needed to complete cycle tours at your own pace.

There are 26 full 18 hole golf courses in Western Loire, so finding a round whilst renting a villa in Western Loire should not prove a problem. Some of the best are at La Boule, Cholet and Sable-sur-Sathe.

Family entertainment can be found at the theme park Puy du Fou Grand Parc, where you can watch chariot racing, falconry and mock Viking attacks on the fortress, and for motorsport fans, the world famous 24 hour race at Le Mans is a remarkable race.

Places to holiday in Western Loire, France

Maine-et-Loire attracts 2.3 million tourists each year, drawn not only by the walking and cycling, but also by the wealth of castles, abbeys, and parks. The troglodyte caves of Western Loire have thousands of tunnels; many used as wine cellars, museums and art galleries.

Vendee has a hundred miles of sandy beaches, and is therefore a very popular destination. There are also thousands of marked footpaths and coastal cycle-ways, as well as some great fishing in both the sea and rivers.

Sarthe is a department designed for walking and cycling. With dramatic limestone scenery, thick forests and small, lush farms.

Weather in Western Loire, France The Western Loire has a mild climate, with long fresh summers, and wet winters Travel to Western Loire, France

Flights to the Western Loire come into Nantes-Atlantique Airport (NTE) from Stansted (STN), Nottingham (NQT), Dublin (DUB), Manchester (MAN), Shannon (SNN) and Cork (ORK), making the Western Loire more accessible than ever, and the abundance of cheap flights means there is no excuse not to book your holiday villa in Western Loire.