Lots of holiday and leisure fun in the Loire
The Pays de la Loire invites you to discover the many delights of this part of France.
Miles of golden beaches, beautiful chateaux, medieval abbeys, enchanting villages, colourful markets and the warmest welcome you'll find in this most hospitable country.
There's so much to do and discover, how can you find out what, where and when? Relax, we've done the hard work for you.
Enjoy reading the information we have collected in our Holidays and Leisure section.
We'll see you soon, here in the Loire....
Flights to the Pays de la Loire
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map to view the airlines flying from the UK airports to France.
Holiday accommodation and gite rental in the Vendee, Mayenne, Chateaubriant and Saumur
Detailed information to help you find your perfect holiday destination in the Pays de la Loire. Click here.
Finding that dream home in the Pays de la Loire
If you're hoping to find the ideal property to suit your needs in the Pays de la Loire then you've certainly found the right place to look.
We have gathered information from selected estage agents in the region in our comprehensive search section
. You are sure to find something of interest with FrenchEntrée Loire.
Don't forget our Property Guide
for further information on buying a home in this wonderful part of France.
You will also find lots of essential information throughout our site to help you every step of the way.
We're connecting you...
If you're thinking about how to get a phone line connected in the Pays de la Loire, or the best way to go on-line, or who to ask about gas or electricity supply, then we have the answers.
We have all the information you need
to get connected.
Running a business in France
Many people dream of moving to France and working for themselves. Read
how a father and son realised their ambition and opened a bar in the Pays de la Loire.
Find a property for sale in the Pays de la Loire
Please visit Pays de la Loire property for sale
to find a new home in this beautiful part of France.
There's no need to cross the Channel to fill up on your favourite foods from the UK.
You can find anything from HP Sauce to freshly baked scones right here.
FrenchEntrée Loire has been shopping and here are our top tips
for PG Tips in the Pays de la Loire.
Essential flight, rail and road information
You can choose from a great range of options when deciding how to reach the Pays de la Loire. Direct flights operate from throughout the UK and Ireland whilst Eurostar will ...
Distance is no object...
If Nantes is known for one thing nowadays, it’s the giant mechanical elephant that that since 2007 has roamed the old shipyard on one of its remaining islands. Previously, the same city was better known as ‘the Venice of the West’.
Find out why...
Not everyone knows what it’s like to make travel arrangements for people with physical or mental disabilities. Box-On-Line is trying to help make travel preparation easier for members of France Parkinson Le MANS (Sarthe).
Best way to see the sites
At a time when saving our health and saving the planet is always news, participating in a cycling holiday has the ability to make you feel quite smug – a great holiday all under your own steam...
peddle through history...
Golf, fishing, cycling and so much more
The Pays de la Loire is the perfect place for fans of outdoor pursuits.
Good weather and fabulous facilities draw fans of golf, fishing, cycling, horseriding and more every year.
Find out why with FrenchEntrée Loire...
welcomed like VIPs...
Messing about in the cool, clear French waters
Take to the water to make the most of the Loire's magnificent coastline, rivers, canals and lakes.
Burn up some energy on a surfboard, enjoy the exhilaration of a jetski, explore peacefully with canoe-kayaking, catch that big one deep sea fishing, or take it easy and let the chateaux pass you by on a relaxing canalboat...
the Valley of the Kings...
Bed and Breakfast in a Chateau or Historic House
Many people dream of staying in a French chateau. Now, that dream could become a reality. Many chateau hotels and B&Bs in western France provide a fantastic opportunity for guests to experience life in a chateau...B&B in a chateau
Set sail on a voyage of discovery
Yachting in the Pays de la Loire is superb. Should you wish to anchor your boat, there are many lovely ports that become lively during the summer season. Or, you may wish to hire a boat, with or without a skipper, and set sail.
so much to sea...
Therapy workshops in the Pays de la Loire
Women and couples will soon have the opportunity to take part in a series of therapeutic retreats being offered in the Mayenne countryside.
the way to de-stress...
Enjoy the Atlantic coast
Europe's most beautiful beach is right here in the Pays de la Loire.
You'll also find fantastic facilities for children and fans of all kinds of watersports on the coast of this fabulous part of France.
the Coast of Love...
Enjoy shopping French-style
Experience the delights of the Loire's food and drink by visiting one of our local markets. Colourful, fragrant, quirky and fresh - you'll find so much to choose from. Here is our comprehensive guide to regular markets in the Pays de la Loire.
Surrounded by history
You'll find cities and villages in the Loire offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a vibrant cultural scene, but always warm and welcoming.
Historic buildings surround you along with excellent bars, restaurants, shopping and more...
medieval jewel comes alive...
Enjoy a stroll in the picturesque medieval town
THE village of Le Puy Notre Dame, near Saumur, is a popular destination for many visitors to the Loire.
Here, nearby British resident and gite owner Sheila Barcroft takes us for a walk along its picturesque streets.
The pleasantries in France are a delight...
Stunning medieval town is a must-see
The beautiful town of Fontevraud, near Saumur, has been popular with visitors to the Loire for many years.
Writer and local resident Teresa Dolan takes us on a tour.
so much to see...
Writer talks about her popular guide books
NO English writer is more associated with the Vendee than Angela Bird.
With thousands of copies of her guide books sold and almost 40 years of experience living in the area, it’s no surprise the journalist has become synonymous with the region.
Remarkably, it all started thanks to a fleapit hotel in La Rochelle.
Wildlife sights to look out for
Most British birders drive fast through the region in order to reach somewhere else - like the Camargue.
This is a great pity as there are birds galore in the Pays de la Loire.
so much variety to enjoy...
Gite owner plays his cards right
FANS of the card game Bridge can combine their favourite hobby with a fabulous French holiday thanks to an English couple and their stunning holiday accommodation in the Pays de la Loire...
perfect for non-players too...
Fairytale chateaux, gorgeous rivers, forests, beautiful rolling countryside, sandy beaches, hiking and biking trails, harbours, vineyards, picturesque villages, water sports…the Loire Valley has it all, including more than 600 campsites throughout the region.