The region of Pays de la Loire is one of the most important seaside destinations in France. Made up of two departments, La Vendée to the south and Loire Atlantique to the north, the beaches of Pays de la Loire are very sought out in the summer. Vast stretches of sand to the south bordered by dunes, the landscape changes in the north as we approach Brittany (Loire Atlantique is often thought of as the south of Brittany).
The beaches in Vendée are the most touristic in Pays de la Loire. The seaside destination Sables d'Olonne is very well-known, but many smaller destinations offer great beaches with stretches of sand as far as the eye can see. The iles Yeu and Noirmoutier complete the choices. To the north we find the beaches of Loire Atlantique. La Baule is the most frequented destination with its large central beach. The Guérande peninsula is also sought out by many. The landscapes start to transform leaving a place for a few secret creeks in the middle of the coast that becomes very rocky.
The seaside resort of Saint Jean de Monts in the Vendée offers 8 km of beaches. The resort is in a very green environment with the presence of a large forest, marshes and numerous trails for walking or hiking.More details
The seaside resort of Les Sables d'Olonne, located in the Vendée department less than 100 km from La Rochelle on the Coast of Light, is one of the busiest resorts in the Pays de la Loire.More details
La Faute sur Mer is the southernmost resort of the Vendée. It is located in the Sea of Pertuis facing the island of Ré, near the Baie de l'Aiguillon and the beaches of Charente-Maritime.More details
Aiguillon sur Mer marks the entrance into the department of Vendée. Recognised for its nature reserve of the Baie de l'Aiguillon which is integrated into the Marais Poitevin.More details
The seaside resort of La Turballe is located between Le Croisic and Piriac-sur-Mer, near La Baule, on Côte d'Amour. There are 7 beaches.More details
The seaside destination of La Tranche sur Mer is located at the doors of Charente-Maritime, facing Ile de Ré, between La Faute sur Mer and Longeville sur Mer in Vendée in France.More details
Labelled a small town with character, Piriac sur Mer is also a seaside resort of the Loire Atlantique located to the northwest of Nantes (95 km) and 18 km from La Baule.More details
The seaside resort of Pornichet is, since the 19th century, the fashionable seaside resort of the Atlantic coast located 5 km from La Baule.More details