Covering the agriculturally rich land below Brittany and Normandy, the Pays de la Loire is translated as “Loire Country” referring to France’s longest river, the Loire that runs through it. Most famous for covering part of the Loire Valley an area dotted with stunning chateaux, grand houses and castles, the region has long been welcoming returning visitors. Holiday apartments in Pays de la Loire are the easiest way to explore the region like the beautiful historic cities of Le Mans and Nantes or the Atlantic coast.
Holiday in Pays de la Loire
Though many know the region for its stunning chateaux, which are well worth exploring, Pays de la Loire is also home to many kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches. The best beaches can be found at La Baule, Le Pouliguen and Pornichet. You can even enjoy a stay in a villa on the Ile de Yeu a small but well-equipped island off the coast of Pays de la Loire. The region’s capital, Nantes, is frequently named one of the most liveable cities in Europe and is a centre of art and creativity with an annual arts festival in the summer. For a city steeped in history, stay in Le Mans. Famous for the 24 hour car race that it gave its name too, this is celebrated in a brilliant auto sports museum, however there is much more to see in this medieval city which in July and August is lit up in a special light show at night allowing visitors to extend their exploring of the cathedral and Roman walls long into the evening. To see the heritage of the region’s shipbuilding and seafaring industries head to Saint Nazaire where some of the world’s largest cruise liners have been built. To sample some local cuisine look out for restaurants dishing up the region’s fine foods like beurre blanc sauce (white butter) and rilettes, a pork delicacy from Le Mans.
Renting holiday accommodation in Pays de la Loire
Find your own chateau from home with HouseTrip as we have a great range of short-term rental accommodation in Pays de la Loire. From seafront family houses in La Tranche-sur-Mer to beautiful French gîtes on the outskirts of Le Mans or on the cusp of the Loire Valley, there is a HouseTrip apartment waiting for you. Use our secure, quick and easy booking system to find the right holiday apartment for your summer holiday or weekend break.