The Pays de la Loire region consists of five departments
85 Vendée – main city La Roche sur Yon
72 Sarthe – main city Le Mans
53 Mayenne – main city Laval
49 Maine et Loire – main city Angers
44 Loire Atlantique – main city Nantes
Regional capital: Nantes
Located in western France, Pays de la Loire has a diverse, low lying landscape, residing largely in the Massif Armoricain. The Atlantic coast in the west is rugged and contrasts with the lush, green countryside and rivers of the Loire valley in the centre. Loire Atlantique is known as the Côte de Jade, because of the green colour of the sea. Vendée is a popular destination for tourists, with its sandy beaches and two offshore islands- Noirmoutier and Yeu.
The coast is lined with woods, including the Forêt d'Olonne, and the department is bordered, north and south, with extensive salt marshes, popular for bird watchers. Maine et Loire, known locally as the Val d'Anjou, was formed mainly from the historic province of Anjou. The landscape is dominated by the Loire valley and its tributaries, of which nine are navigable. The river is surrounded by a broad, fertile plain covered with lush green vegetation, market gardens, orchards and vineyards. The department of Sarthe consists largely of fields and woodland sculpted by the Sarthe River. It has a rich agricultural heritage, with numerous châteaux at Verdelles, Montmirail, Bazouges-sur-le-Loir and Le Lude. The Mayenne départment is predominantly wooded and hilly with around 55 miles of navigable river.
Notable wines include Rosé d'Anjou and Saumur - available in sparkling and still varieties. Best-known specialties of the region are beurre blanc, rillettes du Mans, rillons, diableries, Loué poultry, muscatel sausages, rillauds d'Anjou, mogettes de Vendée, tourangelle soup. Desserts include macaroons, jams, dries apples and pears, shortbreads. The local cheeses are Curé Nantais, Port Salut, Vieux Pané.
The A11 Autoroute links Nantes to Paris to the north-east (382 km, or about 3.5 hours). From the south, the A10 links Bordeaux to Nantes (350 km, or about 3 hours).
The high-speed TGV train will get you from Paris’ St.-Nazaire station to Nantes in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Nantes Atlantique Airport is about one hour by plane from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. Flights are also available to Nantes from Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Marseille, Nice, Bordeaux, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, and Montpellier, as well as many other major European cities.
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