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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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                                                                                              Beautiful house, pool and garden, great location

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                                                                                              This is an ideal family holiday home. It is spacious, modern and well designed, with light rooms and a full range of equipment. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor facilities, including a good sized pool which the children aged 6 and 10 took full advantage of. Some unusual extras, such as the hot tub, petanque court and table tennis table, as well as the horses, guinea pig and rabbit! The house is very clean and well maintained. Yvan and Sylvie are very welcoming hosts and keen to ensure that their visitors enjoy their stay. It is about a 10 minute quiet walk to the good sandy beach at Ste Marguerite, which has a delightful small cafe. There is a nearby local small shopping centre with boulangerie, excellent butcher and other shops, and a well stocked quality market on Saturdays and Wednesdays. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can wholeheartedly recommend it.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                              Modern, updated, in the center

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                                                                                              Narrow streets and a bit difficult to navigate (more the fault of the city than the apartment, of course), but a lovely apartment in a good location for seeing the sights. Don't forget the fob, as the outdoor door will lock without the key, and it does require the magnetic fob to open it. The apartment itself is nicely laid out, modern and efficient, with a large open kitchen. The bed was very comfortable. There is a washer-dryer combo provided, although the dryer cycle isn't that efficient, and you might be better off hanging the clothes to dry. Had most everything needed, including full size oven and large fridge+freezer combination, but no measuring cups. Loved the shower, though! Nice, walk-in, with two spray heads. Private parking in a courtyard for smaller cars, accessed through a parking garage. Remember those narrow streets!
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                                                                                              Wonderful stay in Pornic

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                                                                                              Accurate description of this large house for our extended family. Six adults, a three year old and two babies who had ample space. Wonderful to be able to park our cars and not use them again until our return journey a week later. Very warm welcome and everything explained. Sandy beach a two minute stroll away as was the creperie with such stunning views. Ten minutes walk into town by road to the heart of Pornic or fifteen to twenty minutes by the coast path route. Red squirrels in the garden a bonus.
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                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016