The Pays de la Loire region promises you a stay as varied as the landscapes that make it up. Even if the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean favours aquatic leisure activities, there is a wealth of beautiful places and contrasting panoramas to discover during your stay in a holiday rental in the Pays de la Loire.
Holidays in the Pays de la Loire: the ocean, the river, the Alps...
No, it's not a mistake, the Alps do exist in the Pays de la Loire, it's the Mancelle Alps! Well, it must be admitted that the highest peak in the Pays de la Loire (Mont des Avaloirs, 417 metres) has nothing to do with the heights of the Alpine peaks. But in a region of pools and moors, it stands out! The Pays de la Loire region is made up of the departments of Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Vendee and Sarthe. Nantes, the most densely populated city in the region, is the prefecture, but it is not the only agglomeration of interest in the region: Angers and its castle, Le Mans and its medieval district or Laval and its garden are also worth seeing.
From a cultural point of view, the region has been deeply marked by the heritage of the historic provinces of Anjou, Maine and Poitou and the Duchy of Brittany. Moreover, UNESCO made no mistake when it listed the Loire Valley, between Montsoreau and Chalonnes-sur-Loire, as a World Heritage Site. But choosing a holiday rental in the Loire valley also means taking an interest in the culture and the events that abound in the region: the inimitable Folle journee de Nantes, the international Floralies, the Cholet carnival, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Vendee Globe...
With a 370 km long coastline, two main islands belong to the Pays de la Loire region: Noirmoutier and Yeu. The coastline is divided into several types of terrain, between sand and rocks:
The Cote Sauvage (Wild Coast) north of the Loire estuary,
The Cote de Lumiere (Light Coast) in Vendee,
The Cote de Jade (Jade Coast) between the Loire River and the island of Noirmoutier.
So many landscapes to discover during your stay in your holiday rental in the Pays de la Loire.
What to do near your holiday rental in the Loire valley?
Let's hope you've opted for a long-term booking in your holiday rental in the Pays de la Loire, as you'll need time to exhaust all the many activities on offer in the region!
As far as water sports are concerned, it would be impossible to make an exhaustive list of all the activities on offer in the Pays de la Loire, as it would be so long. But, just to make you want to go and smell the sea air, here are some of them: surf, sea kayak, windsurfing, sand yachting, dugout, stand-up paddle or giant paddle to practice with your family... And, of course, swimming and lazing in the sun on one of the countless beaches of the Pays de la Loire region: La Baule, La Turballe, Batz-sur-Mer, Pornic, Saint-Marc-sur-Mer, Asserac, Les Sables-d'Olonne and many others!
For your return to land, after that breath of iodine, there is no shortage of activities near your holiday rental in the Pays de la Loire. As for heritage, the region is rich in architectural treasures from all eras, with of course a predominance for the Renaissance period of the Loire castles. To be visited on foot or to be admired during a Loire river cruise!
If you love the heritage, don't miss to stroll in the most beautiful villages of the Pays de la Loire:
Vouvant, Apremont, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Brem-sur-Mer in Vendee,
Piriac-sur-Mer, Le Croisic, Batz-sur-Mer and Clisson in Loire-Atlantique.
You can even cycle through them, as the region is one of the champions of cycle paths and is at the crossroads of three major routes: La Loire a Velo, La Velodyssee and La Velo Francette.
Finally, don't leave your holiday rental in the Pays de la Loire without having spent a day in the Puy du Fou park, visited the Cadre Noir in Saumur or the Sainte-Suzanne castle in Mayenne.
From Les Sables-d'Olonne to La Tranche-sur-Mer: your holiday rentals in the Pays de la Loire
Take advantage of all the many activities available in the Pays de la Loire, thanks to the holiday accommodation offered by Vacanceole. Leave your suitcases in the Residence de l'Ocean*** in La Tranche-sur-Mer or in the residence Les Jardins de l'Amiraute** in Les Sables-d'Olonne, which are both in Vendee. You can choose an apartment or a studio for between 2 to 8 people, depending on the establishment. From your holiday rental in the Pays de la Loire, you will be able to visit the coast as well as the inland, as the Vacanceole residences are ideally situated.
Both residences are equipped with a heated outdoor swimming pool, with a paddling pool so that the little ones can also have fun in the water. The residence Les Jardins de l'Amiraute** in Les Sables-d'Olonne starts to spoil you right from the morning by giving you the possibility to order fresh bread and pastries for breakfast. What a great way to start the day! The Residence de l'Ocean*** in La Tranche-sur-Mer will take care of you in its beauty and wellbeing salon, where you can receive massages, shiatsu sessions and beauty treatments.
These two holiday rentals in the Pays de la Loire with swimming pool, have been awarded the Green Key label, which certifies the commitment to the environment of tourism establishments. This certification rewards the efforts made by the Vacanceole Group for many years in environmental conservation and promoting the local economy. This involves sorting and recycling waste, controlling water and energy consumption, promoting the most nature-friendly activities, raising awareness of eco-gestures, and buying local products. So many actions to preserve the planet, so that you can spend a responsible holiday in the Pays de la Loire.