Your complete guide to the Pays de la Loire
Welcome to FrenchEntrée Pays de la Loire, your online guide to holidays
, and life
in the Loire Valley. The Pays de la Loire region is in the northwest of France, encompassing the departments of the Vendee (85), Loire Atlantique (44), Maine et Loire (49), Mayenne (53), and Sarthe (72).
The highlights of our site include: Loire Property For Sale
, On The Wine Trail
, The Chateau File
, Loire Property For Sale
, What’s On guide
of events, a Beach Guide
, Directory of English-speaking businesses
, Loire Food & Drink
, Loire Tourist Offices
, Life in the Loire real stories
, and the Life in the Loire real stories
. We also provide essential Emergency Numbers
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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.
You can also choose to search Mayenne property for sale
and Vendee property for sale
Flights to the Pays de la Loire
Visit the FrenchEntrée Flights to the Pays de la Loire
map to view the airlines flying from the UK airports to France.
Running a business in the Pays de la Loire
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.
Property, schools, shops and more info on the Vendee (south-east)
Essential housebuyer's guide
to Bazoges En Pareds, Benet, La Caillere St Hilaire, Chaille les Marais, La Chataigneraie, Fontenay le Comte, Foussais Payre, L’Hermenault, Maillezais, Mouilleron en Pareds, St Hilaire des Loges, Ste Hermine and Vouvant.
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.
British (English) food and drink shops in Chateaubriant, Saumur and Vendee
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.
Frenchentree Loire has been shopping and here are our top tips
for PG Tips in the Pays de la Loire.
Cheap property in the Pays de la Loire
Please visit our cheap property in the Pays de la Loire
section if you're looking for a bargain buy in this fabulous part of France.
The name Loire inspires images of romantic fairytale castles. Take a tour of the Loire's famous historic buildings. more...
For the latest in our series exploring the succesful new lives of those living in France, Jacqueline Miller takes us on a whistlestop tour of her beloved island paradise of Ile de Ré.
Learn more about this popular area
The Vendee has been a popular destination for house-hunters and the good news is that terrific properties are still available - but dont wait too long. more...
Exploring this popular part of France
The Mayenne Department (county) offers some of the most attractive properties in France at prices often well below the national average. From renovation projects at under 30,000 to the cheapest chateaux in the country, youll find them all here. an up-and-coming area...
Take a trip on The Wine Trail
Nowhere in the world can match the variety and quality of the Loire Valleys white, red, rose, sparkling, sweet, and dry wines. You can taste wines of every colour and flavour, with unforgettable fragrances that reflect the regions unique soil...
join in a toast...
Historic buildings to enjoy at the same price as chain hotels
Many people dream of staying in a French chateau. Now, that dream could become a reality. Surprisingly, you won’t need a king’s ransom to holiday in a royal palace. Prices vary per property, but they start at...
history and romance...
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, its no surprise the journalist has become synonymous with the region.
Remarkably, it all started thanks to a fleapit hotel in La Rochelle.
Helping you find that dream home
(picture 5740l)The Pays de la Loire covers a diverse region. The Loire-Atlantique and Vendee have lovely harbours and sandy beaches, while inland, the Loire Valley has rolling countryside, fairytale chateaux and vineyards.
Astonishing bravery of young dad G.I.
Most people cross a bridge in a Loire town with no idea how a young American soldier gave his life to save the structure during a vicious battle in WWII. Its name, however, pays tribute to the astonishingly brave act of a North Carolina farm boy. more...
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...
Cabbie goes south of the river (the Loire!)
When a woman jumped into a taxi in London and asked to be taken to the Vendee, you’d expect the driver to be surprised.
Cabbies in the UK capital are notorious ...
regulars due for a treat...
D-I-Y in the Loire
Renovating a house in the Pays de la Loire, from building methods to products used, can often be very different from renovating in the UK. However, a few things, like delays, seem to be universal to builders everywhere.
nailing it the first time...
Renting a property instead of buying may seem like a waste of money, but it could turn out to be a shrewd investment.
Christian fellowship for the expat community
When Brian Davies and his wife Pam, came to live in retirement in the Vendée in 2001, he had no thoughts of becoming an ordained priest.
"The move forced us to ...
a growing and thriving congregation ...
All abilities welcome
A new art group is hoping to attract members to the stunning attractions of a medieval village in northern Mayenne (53).
Kaleidoscope was formed by and for people with a keen ...
ideal venue for inspiration...
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...
Meet David Hardy
Siddalls advisers in France provide support and up-to-date information on any issues that may affect your finances when becoming a French resident. They are able to explain and identify problems in a language you will understand, identifying any problem areas and suggesting personalised solutions.
Your Loire dream in today’s buyer’s market
If it's your dream to own a property in the Loire Valley, and you’re short of time, local knowledge, or French, let us search for you. Moreover, as FrenchEntree’s Loire property finder we can also help purchase your property at the lowest price possible.
Wanted - Sales Agents
Have you got what it takes? Leggett Immobilier is recruiting sales agents across France. We have more clients, more sales and need more agents. If you are highly motivated, bilingual, professional and love property, then contact us
Financial advice & solutions for people relocating to France
Download Siddalls help sheets for "your new life in France" by clicking here.
Chateau de Challain
Welcome to Château de Challain, the "Petit Chambord". We are the ideal setting for your castle wedding
or castle holiday
Expert French mortgage advice
Visit the mortgage zone for up-to-date information, FAQs and best buy French mortgages
. Repayment and interest only French mortgages
Vendee and Poitou Property
Vouvant, Fontenay le Comte, Niort, La Chataigneraie, St Maixent L’Ecole, Marais Poitevin… Poitou Property Services dedicated to finding you the right property at the best possible price.
La Rochelle and Coastal Vendee Property Search
An independent property finding service tailored to your needs and budget offering you support through the buying process. From sea view properties in coastal Vendee to La Rochelle city apartments, Ma Maison Parfaite is dedicated to finding your dream property.
Property in the Mayenne Area
Mayenne is a very popular part of France with rural charm, easy access from the channel ports and reasonable prices. As FrenchEntrée’s Mayenne area property pinder, let us help you find your dream house at the best possible price.
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