Pays de la Loire

Chateau de Commequiers

Chateau de Commequiers, demolished by order of King Louis XIII

Chateau de Commequiers, the fortress of the Protestant lords of La Tremoille was demolished by king Louis XIII at the end of the Wars of Religion

Moulin de Raire

Moulin de Rairé, a windmill in constant use since 1555

Moulin de Raire in Sallertaine, a windmill that has constantly turned and been exclusively powered by the force of the wind since its construction in 1555

Abbey church of Sallertaine

Sallertaine – A former island among the salt marshes

Saint-Martin de Sallertaine, an Angevin Romanesque Church and only vestige of the 12th century abbey founded on a former island in the Baie de Bourgneuf

Grande Salle des Malades in Hôpital Saint-Jean - Angers city

Angers, the former capital of the County of Anjou

The city of Angers, the former capital of the Counts and Dukes of Anjou, boasts a rich historical heritage that earned it the label City of Art and History

Ile de Noirmoutier - Entrance to the chateau de Noirmoutier

Ile de Noirmoutier – Ile aux Mimosas in the Atlantic Ocean

Ile de Noirmoutier, a small island off the coast of Vendée, named after its former abbey and known for its mild oceanic climate and rich historical heritage

Ile chauvet Abbey - Romanesque sculptures

Ile Chauvet Abbey in Bois de Céné – Vendée

The ruined Ile Chauvet Abbey was founded in 1130 by Benedictine monks who developed and exploited the surrounding salt marshes throughout the Middle Ages

Marais Breton-Vendeen

Marais Breton-Vendeen and Baie de Bourgneuf

Marais Breton-Vendeen, a natural wetland situated off the Atlantic coast, was Europe’s largest salt producer during the Middle-Ages

Old species of donkeys in the Ecomuseum Marais Vendeen

Ecomuseum Marais Vendeen, Le Daviaud – La Barre-de-Monts

Ecomuseum Marais Vendeen – Le Daviaud, a vast natural zone turned into an open-air museum to showcase the marsh of Vendee’s natural and historical heritage

Castle-of-the-Dukes-of-Brittany-Nantes

Castle of the Dukes of Brittany – Nantes – Pays de la Loire

The castle of the Dukes of Brittany is situated in Nantes, the capital of the historic Duchy of Brittany which was attached to the Kingdom of France in 1532

Saint-Jean-de-Monts-bird-sculpture

Saint-Jean-de-Monts seaside resort in Vendée

Saint-Jean-de-Monts, a seaside resort on the Côte de Lumière in Vendée, renowned for its 8km long sandy beach and extensive cycle tracks

A gabare (barge) on the Loire River

Loire Valley, the Royal Valley

The Loire Valley is also known as the Royal Valley because of the many chateaux the kings of the French Renaissance and their vassals built along the river

Angers-Chateau-moats-Loire-Valley

Angers Castle – Dukes Anjou Loire Valley

History of Angers Castle in the Loire Valley, the chateau of the Counts and Dukes of Anjou the descendants of Fulk Nerra and Louis IX’s brother Charles I

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Chateau de Commequiers

Chateau de Commequiers, demolished by order of King Louis XIII

Chateau de Commequiers, the fortress of the Protestant lords of La Tremoille was demolished by king Louis XIII at the end of the Wars of Religion
Moulin de Raire

Moulin de Rairé, a windmill in constant use since 1555

Moulin de Raire in Sallertaine, a windmill that has constantly turned and been exclusively powered by the force of the wind since its construction in 1555
Abbey church of Sallertaine

Sallertaine – A former island among the salt marshes

Saint-Martin de Sallertaine, an Angevin Romanesque Church and only vestige of the 12th century abbey founded on a former island in the Baie de Bourgneuf
Grande Salle des Malades in Hôpital Saint-Jean - Angers city

Angers, the former capital of the County of Anjou

The city of Angers, the former capital of the Counts and Dukes of Anjou, boasts a rich historical heritage that earned it the label City of Art and History

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