Useful information : When to go...
When to go
The Pays de la Loire is at its most lively in summer. Light and sound shows, fêtes and festivals come thick and fast, and it's also the ideal season to make the most of all that the seaside resorts have to offer and also to explore the area's natural and cultural heritage. The mild temperatures are conducive to walks along trails or the canalside, visiting châteaux and abbeys, and tasting wine in the vineyards.
Spring and autumn, when temperatures are mild, may be less busy, but that doesn't mean the region rests on its laurels. Horse shows in Saumur, in late March, and the lively Carnaval de Nantes in April are good reasons to visit the region.
Formalities and useful addresses
Pays de la Loire Tourism – www.agence-paysdelaloire.fr