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The Loire-Atlantique : a department full of delightful surprises !

We have all heard someone say OH LA L.A.! This is, of course, a very French exclamation of surprise. Because so many visitors have been surprised and delighted by what they have discovered during their holidays in the region. In a matter of miles, the landscape and architecture changed. Contrasts are everywhere. No seaside resort is more chic than La Baule with its south-facing beach ; to tiny medieval Guérande, where the surrounding marshes have produced the world’s finest salt since Roman times while Saint-Nazaire is synonymous with shipbuilding, especially ocean liners. What makes the Loire-Atlantique amazing is its diversity.