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Pays de la Loire is a western french region which regroup five departements : Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Sarthe and Vendée.

Nantes is the regional capital and also the most populous city. 

Pays de la Loire is bordered on the west by the Bay of Biscay (North Atlantic Ocean). It is delimited on the north by the Regions of Brittany and Normandy, on the east by the Region Centre-Val-de-Loire which it shares the natural region of Val-de-Loire, and on the south by Nouvelle-Aquitaine. 

Its name is linked with the Loire River, the main river passing through it. 

Ile d'Yeu   Puy du Fou

Chateaux de la Loire   Machine de l'Ile

 

Nantes stands out on the national and European stage through its exemplary cultural policy. The city that was home to Jules Verne, and that inspired the Surrealists and Jacques Demy, continues to feed the dreams of contemporary artists, like the international street theatre company Royal de Luxe, Dominique A, Madeon, and Christine and the Queens, all of whom find their natural inspiration here.  

NANTES, FROM JULES VERNES... 

Jules Verne

...TO THE "MACHINES DE L'ILE"

Machine de l'Ile 

As a city filled with art and history, Nantes possesses: 1 national theatre, 36 theatres and concert venues, including the Zénith Nantes Métropole, the only Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in France, a 20-meter tall ocean-themed Carrousel des Mondes Marins, 14 museums, the Estuaire Nantes <> Saint-Nazaire open-air museum, as well as a dozen festivals (La Folle Journée, Les Rendez-vous de l’Erdre, Scopitone, le Festival des 3 continents…) and more. It goes without say that Nantes is alive with art and culture!

Capital

 

Link to the tourist information center.

Pays de la Loire

Loire Atlantique

Vendée

Nantes

 

Région

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