The Pays de la Loire in figures

3rd youngest region of France

1st region of France in terms of sport

250 km of the Loire (of which 75 km registered as UNESCO world heritage site)

215 km of beaches

450 km of coast line and two islands (Yeu and Noirmoutier)

2,500 km of cycle routes

125 castles and remarkable civilian architectural buildings

170 industrial, agricultural and artisanal sites

133 parks, gardens and arboretums

3rd French wine area in terms of numbers of AOC wines

18 million visitors per year

10 sites that have to be visited in the Pays de la Loire

  • Le Puy du fou (les Epesses)
  • Nantes botanical gardens
  • The machines of l’île à Nantes
  • The Bioparc of Doué la Fontaine
  • Le passage du Goi de Beauvoir sur mer
  • Le passage Pommeraye de Nantes
  • The Plantaneget city in Le Mans
  • The museum of armoured vehicles in Saumur
  • The cathedral of Saint-Julien in Le Mans
  • The castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes

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