A villa or gîte in the Pays-de-la-Loire offers a holiday with fabulous, fairy-tale châteaux, vineyards and spectacular rivers and lakes dotted throughout gentle, verdant countryside. The area boasts 450km of Atlantic coastline, with wild, sweeping beaches and popular family-friendly seaside resorts, with sandy shores sloping gently into the sea.
A multitude of beautiful towns and villages allows for days spent strolling through cobbled streets, admiring medieval architecture or enjoying the French cuisine from one of the charming street cafés. Nantes, a busy and interesting medieval town has plenty to explore, and other highlights include the ancient city of Le Mans, the walled town of Guerande, and the relaxed Atlantic fishing town of Pornic with its 12 beaches. The châteaux in the area are unmissable, whether in the sparkling town of Saumur on the banks of the Loire, the exquisitely manicured gardens of Le Lude or “The Giant of the Loire Valley”, the 11th century Brissac Castle. Find your perfect gîte, cottage or holiday house in the Pays-de-la-Loire here.