Stretching from Le Mans, west to the coast this is a region of castles and sports! Take your pick when choosing what to visit: the thrilling hubbub of the cars at Le Mans, the brisk and colourful spectacle of the Vendée Globe yacht race or one of the many fairytale chateaux that sprawl along the River Loire valley. Add to that the spectacle of the Puy de Fou historic theme park with its Roman chariot racing.
For a slower pace of life, the Loire is excellent for fishing and the surrounding flat land is ideal for leisurely cycling!
Mayenne, Sarthe, Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Vendée
Getting there and getting away
Airports: Le Mans, Angers,Tours
TGV stations : Angers, Tours, Le Mans, Nantes