Perhaps the next 5 reasons will do the trick and convince you that Guemene’s the place for you.
My number 11 is also one of favourite places, Guerande. This lovely walled town is believed to have started its existence as a parish built by the prince of Vannes, Waroc’h, around 848ad. The walls were then added as fortification around the 2nd Century. After the destruction inflicted by Charles de Blois on Guerande during many conflicts, in 1347 Jean de Montfort started work on improving the fortifications. The work continued for 100 years until inauguration in 1488 and are the ones you can see today. At 1434m in length, met 4 gateways: St Michael to the east, Vannetaise to the north, Bizienne to the west and Saillé to the south, the town is a fascinating place to explore, steeped in history, cobbled streets & alleys, abundance of small craft, art & food outlets as well as lovely restaurants. You really feel on holiday sitting outside one of the creperies around the church listening to the street musicians that regularly play once the weather warms up. The area is also famous for the salt flats which are still harvested in the traditional way providing one of the best salts in the world. Read about the salt hier .
Croisic is number 12, this lovely fishing village is perched on the tip of the Cote Sauvage, charming and picturesque with a still active fishing trade , it’s a great place, and it also has a superb Aquarium that’s well worth a visit. Travelling down the cote sauvage with fantastic scenery, rocky coves, sandy areas and a truly wild personality you suddenly come to what must be one of the best beaches in France. This is my number 13, La baule and Pornichet. A huge bay covered in pristine fine golden sand, beloved by holidaying Parisians but also by all who see it, I have been there in January, walked along under glorious blue skies having a wonderful time. It really is a place for all seasons, in warmer months there are many beach restaurants, children’s’ play areas, water sport schools, horse riding, markets, and even a little train to take you from one end to the other. For more information and stunning photos click on the Pornichet website hier .
St Nazaire is #14, as towns go it’s far from great as it was extensively bombed during WW2 and rebuilt in a less than charming modern concrete inspired design. However, even if you are not a WW2 boffin, you can’t fail to be blown away by the humongous bunkers the Germans left behind, but rather than bore you with details, click hier if this floats your boat. Speaking of boats, there is also a submarine, an ocean liner, heritage museum and an airbus to visit, click hier for more details. St Nazaire is also home to a great bridge, looking like a roller coaster from a distance and spanning the Loire, it connects to another area of great beaches; Brevins les Pins – #15, this area has 10 km of sandy beaches backed by pine forests and is very popular with families as well as those into water sports. Sand yachting, wind surfing and kite surfing are the main sports on offer.
So we’re 15 down and 10 to go, I hope what you’ve read so far has inspired you to try our region as it really is a great holiday location. To make a holiday booking enquiry with us just click hier , we’d love to hear from you.