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Make holiday rental accommodation or a property in Loire-Atlantique, France your home away from home

Loire-Atlantique is the seaward department of the Western Loire department in north-eastern France. Having belonged to Brittany for the majority of history, Loire-Atlantique shares a similar culture and atmosphere to much of Brittany, which is further concentrated by the strong maritime influences that both regions have. It is a department with a wide range of landscapes, from the wide sand beaches of the west coast to the ancient forests of the centre of the department. A holiday rental in Loire-Atlantique is perfect for walking, water sports, beach holidays or sampling the fine gastronomy on the banks of a peaceful river.

Things to do on holiday in Loire-Atlantique, France

The beaches of La Baule or the ‘Breton Riviera’ are some of the nicest on the Atlantic Coast. The wide sandy beaches are favourites with both locals and visitors alike. Sailing, windsurfing and kite-boarding are particular favourites with tourists in the area, and there are equipment hire stations and schools on the majority of the beaches on the Breton Riviera. There is also a rich fishing heritage in Loire-Atlantique, both deep sea and fresh water fishing. The town of Le Croisic is one of the best places to find fishing in Loire-Atlantique.

France’s turbulent history can be seen throughout the department, with many fine chateau, castles and more modern defensive systems. The Chateaubriant is a dramatic fortress with a huge tower which peaks out above the dark tree-tops like a genuine set of a horror movie. Elsewhere, the naval defences along Loire-Atlantique’s coastal paths will add time to any walks you plan on doing s you stop and investigate the abandoned stations.

As with much of the Western Loire, the Loire-Atlantique department has a scattering of golf courses, both in the undulating hills and woodland of the interior and on the windswept coastline, meaning that you will almost certainly be able to get a round in during your stay in Loire-Atlantique accommodation.

Places to holiday in Loire-Atlantique, France

Nantes is a hugely friendly city which many people will arrive into as they travel to their holiday rental property in Loire-Atlantique. The city is well worth exploring for a few hours either on your way to your accommodation in Loire-Atlantique or on your way home, as there are some magnificent restaurants, glorious parks and fantastic shopping to be enjoyed within the city.

Along the coast, the town of St Nazaire has been completely rebuilt after the destruction of WWII had all but levelled it. The only remnant of the German occupation is the underwater submarine base, which makes for fascinating viewing.

Weather in Loire-Atlantique, France

Loire-Atlantique has a mild temperate climate, with temperatures averaging 23°C from June until the end of August. Even during winter, temperatures remain above 8°C, which is considerably warmer than the British winter.

Flights to Loire-Atlantique, France

There are two airports in Loire-Atlantique, Nantes (NTE) and Rennes (ZFJ), which are served by RyanAir from London Stansted (STN), East Midlands (EMA) and Dublin (DUB). You can also take a ferry from the south coast to St Malo or take the TGV from Paris to Nantes or Angers.

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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Multiple rentals Cottage #1218513a
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Cottage #1529979a
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House #1733726
Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 9 BR
  • 6 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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House #1387181a
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Cottage #6814369
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
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House #6134256
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Barn #1349482a
Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #633746a
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Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 8 BR
  • 4 BA
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  • Sleeps 16
House #6457422
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1309363a
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 1 BA
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Cottage #1060046a
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  • 1 BA
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Excellent! 4.4/5
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  • 1 BA
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Apartment #628703a
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  • 1 BR
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Cottage #1401002a
Excellent! 4.5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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House #932056a
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 1 BA
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Cottage #1270303a
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Very Good! 4.2/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1124496a
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Exceptional! 5/5
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House #6545396
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Multiple rentals Mobile Home #1348930a
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 2 BA
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Excellent! 4.5/5
(10 reviews)
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Apartment #1315639a
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Apartment #1726459
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
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House #1948787
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  • 2 BR
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1489853a
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Recent Reviews

Very original holiday home located in a peaceful area. Excellent hosts just next door.

5 of 5
We have recently returned from a one week stay in the Moulin de Plaisance. We had a wonderful, relaxing time. The hosts ensured we had everything we needed and ewre always available for answers to questions we had. It takes a couple of days to get used to the stairs despite being warned, however it did not detract from the gorgeous originality of staying in an old wind mill (plus it helps wit fitness a little)! Our little one had use of the swings etc in the shared garden and we visited the chickens and sheep. there is even a peacock who wonders past at times.. Location wise we were 30 minutes from Nantes which is a stunning city to visit. Geurande also was interesting. We experienced a heatwave so visited different beaches, the best was St Michel Chef Chef as not as busy as La Baule/Porniche etc. Overall we would definitely recommend as a lovely holiday location, in an original building with lovely hosts!
  • Review Submitted: Sep 01, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

A lovely house in a great location. Very friendly hosts. Truly great place.

5 of 5
We had a great time- the house was clean and had everything we needed. The hosts made lots of space for guests to store their clothes and belongings. The house is spacious with 4 bedrooms and multiple living areas, and a large kitchen/dining/living area that has a lovely view of the garden. It was a hot summer but the house was cool. The hosts were lovely and welcoming. Very recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016