They built their elegant chateaux throughout this beautiful area,
and many of which have been restored over the years, and are inhabited by their owners,
who open them to the public.
Any motor racing enthusiast cannot visit this area without knowing about Le Mans, and the
yearly car race known as the "24 heures", which attracts visitors from all over
Yet don't forget some of the traditional cities like Angers and Nantes where you can not
only visit the many castles, chateaux and museums but you can lose yourself among their
picturesque winding narrow streets leading to provincial markets and busy shops.
For the wine connoisseur the Pays-de-la-Loire produces an astonishing variety of wines that range from dry to sweet and from still to
sparkling, with fruity, rosés, and light red wines you can taste a delicate bouquet full
of the characteristics and flavour of this region. Have you ever tasted Muscadet,
Gros-Plant, Gamay rosé or Cabernet? There are also other lesser known varieties of
wine to try as well, so be careful, or you may find that you will not be travelling that
Also, did you know? Jules Vernes, the author of "2,000 leagues under the sea"
was born in Nantes!