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Pays de la Loire

Loire Valley near Saumer

The River Loire and the Grande Levée d’Anjou

La Grande Levée d’Anjou restrains the River Loire, the longest French river and last untamed river of Europe, from flooding its rich alluvial valley

St Maur de Glanfeuil Abbey

St Maur de Glanfeuil Abbey – Loire Valley

St Maur de Glanfeuil Abbey in the Loire Valley, founded during the 6th century by St. Maur a disciple of St-Benedict of Nursia on the site of a Roman temple

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
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
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
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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