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Nantes

We love visiting Nantes, the city of Jules Verne. It is about three quarters of an hour from our home. We have documentation to guide you through the old town. We always start with a cup of coffee in la Cigale, a bar-restaurant built in 1895 and still entirely in its original Art Nouveau decoration. It is since 1964 a Monument Historique. At a short distance you find the shopping mall La Pommeraye dating from the same period. There are various churches and museums worth a visit. We find the Saint Pierre cathedral very impressive, as well as the castle (15th century) of the duke of Brittany. This castle has  been renovated for 5 years. You can visit the square inside the wall and the outside of the buildings for free.

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Shopping in Nantes

For those who love to shop there is amongst others a Galerie Lafayette in the city centre and loads of nice shopping streets. In addition there are on the outskirts of Nantes several very large shopping centres. Atlantis is our favourite. You find in Atlantis a huge supermarket as well as an IKEA to give an idea of the size of the mall.

Machines de l’ile de Nantes

At walking distance of the city centre, on the other side of the Loire river you find “Machines de l’ile de Nantes“. In a former shipyard machines are made and exhibited in the style of the Jules Verne, who originated from Nantes. There is amongst others a mechanical elephant (12 meters high and 8 meters  wide) who walks a 3 km/hour with space for about 50 passengers. An unusual site and well worth a visit.

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Discover below our region with its many possibilities

THE VENDÉE

The situation of the Vendée with respect to the UK means that you can be with us within a day by boat and car. Discover the Vendée here.

PASSAGE DU GOIS

We live 800 meters from the Passage du Gois. A submersible road to the island of Noirmoutier, which can be used at low tide. Find out all about the magic Passage du Gois.

WALKING

The Vendee is a great department to hike. From our home in Beauvoir-sur-Mer and in our area we have set out various routes. Discover the hiking opportunities in our region.

GOLF

With three golf courses within a radius of 35 km and another 7 golf courses within a radius of 60 km, the opportunities to play golf in our area are large. Discover the courses.

PORNIC

The lovely harbour town Pornic is in Breton style and at only 30 km from us. Read more

NATURE

In the Vendée approximately 2,500 hectares of nature have been opened for the public to walk and to cycle. Learn more about Nature in the Vendée here.

BEACHES

We have made an overview of the most beautiful beaches in our area. Read more

NOIRMOUTIER

Discover the versatile island of Noirmoutier at only 5 km with low tide and otherwise always accessible via a bridge. Read more