Tourism - Loire-Atlantique

Loire-Atlantique is a French department located in the Pays de la Loire region in western France of which Nantes in the capital.

The coast of Loire-Atlantique is dotted with seaside towns and villages such as La Baule,Pornic, Saint-Brevin that attracts many tourists throughout the year especially in summer time. The hinterland also has tourist attractions with its historical heritage such as the medieval city centre of Guérande or the Castle of Bretesche in Missillac, as well as natural sites such as ‘Marais Salants’ on the Guerande peninsula, the GâvreForest or the Brière Marshes, the city of Saint-Nazaire and its sub-marine base and Ecomuseum.

Finally, Nantes and its historical city centre as well as Nantes’s Island.

In addition, cultural events are numerous in the department, among them are: the ‘Couvre feu’ Festival, the Escales and the Celtival on the rock.

Top tourist cities in Loire-Atlantique


Tourisme Nantes : A city of history

Nantes is the capital of the Pays de la Loire, located at 50km away from the atlantic ocean. The city was built on many water flows of the Loire, created a few islands, but the most important of these waters flows where dried up at the beginning of the 20th century to ...

Must : Château des Ducs de Bretagne


Tourism Ancenis

Ancenis is situated in the department of Loire-Atlantique and the administrative region Pays de la Loire. Sights in Ancenis Castle 15th-17th century  Church Saint-Pierre, 15th-16th century with a sacristie vaulted 15th century Convent of the ...


Tourism Châteaubriant

Châteaubriant is situated in the department of Loire-Atlantique and the region Pays de la Loire. The city is animated by Fair of Béré, in September, but equally by the party of the Music, the hikes roller skates, the trophy "athletic ...

Must : Château de Châteaubriant


Tourism Saint-Nazaire

Saint-Nazaire is a city in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. The city has a major harbour, on the right bank of the Loire River estuary, near the Atlantic Ocean. The city is at the south of la Brière,  the second-largest swamp in France. ...

Must : Ecomusée de Saint-Nazaire