Pays de la Loire



Poitevin Marsh waterway

Poitevin Marsh, the Green Venice

May 30, 2018

Poitevin Marsh, the second largest wetland in France, is known as Green Venice, a lush green marsh you discover by punts that gently glide on man-made waterways nestled under the tree canopies



Chateau de Commequiers

Chateau de Commequiers, demolished by order of King Louis XIII

August 28, 2017

Chateau de Commequiers, the fortress of the Protestant lords of La Tremoille was demolished by king Louis XIII at the end of the Wars of Religion



Moulin de Raire

Moulin de Rairé, a windmill in constant use since 1555

August 17, 2017

Moulin de Raire in Sallertaine, a windmill that has constantly turned and been exclusively powered by the force of the wind since its construction in 1555



Abbey church of Sallertaine

Sallertaine – A former island among the salt marshes

August 3, 2017

Saint-Martin de Sallertaine, an Angevin Romanesque Church and only vestige of the 12th century abbey founded on a former island in the Baie de Bourgneuf



Grande Salle des Malades in Hôpital Saint-Jean - Angers city

Angers, the former capital of the County of Anjou

July 7, 2017

The city of Angers, the former capital of the Counts and Dukes of Anjou, boasts a rich historical heritage that earned it the label City of Art and History



Ile de Noirmoutier - Entrance to the chateau de Noirmoutier

Ile de Noirmoutier – Ile aux Mimosas in the Atlantic Ocean

June 9, 2017

Ile de Noirmoutier, a small island off the coast of Vendée, named after its former abbey and known for its mild oceanic climate and rich historical heritage



Ile chauvet Abbey - Romanesque sculptures

Ile Chauvet Abbey in Bois de Céné – Vendée

May 15, 2017

The ruined Ile Chauvet Abbey was founded in 1130 by Benedictine monks who developed and exploited the surrounding salt marshes throughout the Middle Ages



Marais Breton-Vendeen

Marais Breton-Vendeen and Baie de Bourgneuf

May 5, 2017

Marais Breton-Vendeen, a natural wetland situated off the Atlantic coast, was Europe’s largest salt producer during the Middle-Ages



Old species of donkeys in the Ecomuseum Marais Vendeen

Ecomuseum Marais Vendeen, Le Daviaud – La Barre-de-Monts

May 5, 2017

Ecomuseum Marais Vendeen – Le Daviaud, a vast natural zone turned into an open-air museum to showcase the marsh of Vendee’s natural and historical heritage



Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes - Grand Logis, Tour de la Couronne and Grand Gouvernement

Castle of the Dukes of Brittany – Nantes – Pays de la Loire

April 21, 2017

The castle of the Dukes of Brittany is situated in Nantes, the capital of the historic Duchy of Brittany which was attached to the Kingdom of France in 1532



Birds sculpture in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Saint-Jean-de-Monts seaside resort in Vendée

April 14, 2017

Saint-Jean-de-Monts, a seaside resort on the Côte de Lumière in Vendée, renowned for its 8km long sandy beach and extensive cycle tracks



Loire Valley - Gabare

Loire Valley, the Royal Valley

April 6, 2017

The Loire Valley is also known as the Royal Valley because of the many chateaux the kings of the French Renaissance and their vassals built along the river


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Poitevin Marsh waterway


Poitevin Marsh, the Green Venice

Poitevin Marsh, the second largest wetland in France, is known as Green Venice, a lush green marsh you discover by punts that gently glide on man-made waterways nestled under the tree canopies

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Chateau de Commequiers


Chateau de Commequiers, demolished by order of King Louis XIII

Chateau de Commequiers, the fortress of the Protestant lords of La Tremoille was demolished by king Louis XIII at the end of the Wars of Religion

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Moulin de Raire


Moulin de Rairé, a windmill in constant use since 1555

Moulin de Raire in Sallertaine, a windmill that has constantly turned and been exclusively powered by the force of the wind since its construction in 1555

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Abbey church of Sallertaine


Sallertaine – A former island among the salt marshes

Saint-Martin de Sallertaine, an Angevin Romanesque Church and only vestige of the 12th century abbey founded on a former island in the Baie de Bourgneuf

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