Cheap flights to Pays de la Loire

Pays de la Loire is one of the 27 regions of France, one of the artificially created regions built in the late 20th century as a zone of influence for the capital city, Nantes. Pays de la Loire comprises of several historical provinces, namely Anjou, Maine, and parts of Brittany, Poitou, Perche, and Touraine. Its major communities, apart from Nantes, include Cholet, Angers, Le Mans, and Saint-Nazaire.

What to see & do

Planete Sauvage - Located near the commune Port-Saint-Père in Pays de la Loire's Loire-Atlantique department is a 130-hectare safari park. The park's residents are approximately 1,000 animals that live in naturalistic habitats in the park. The safari park offers dolphin encounters, safari tours, trainer for a day programs, camping, and more.

Loire Valley - The Loire Valley is located in the middle of the Loire River, covering an area of about 800km2. The area's abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards, and artichoke and asparagus fields lining the banks of the Loire River gave birth to the nickname Cradle of the French or Garden of France. It comprises of historic towns such as Angers, Chinon, Tours, and Orléans. The area also includes the Fontevraud Abbey, otherwise known as Fontevrault Abbey, a religious building that hosts a cultural centre, the Centre Culturel de l'Ouest. Loire Valley is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Château de Montsoreau - In the Maine-et-Loire département is Montsoreau, a market town that contains the castle Château de Montsoreau. The castle was constructed in 1455 by a senior councillor to King Charles VII, named Jean de Chambes. It lies on the bank of the Loire river and sits at the meeting point of three historic regions in France: Anjou, Poitou, and Touraine.

Passage Pommeraye - Central Nantes' small shopping mall, Passage Pommeraye, is a passage between the two streets rue Santeuil and rue de la Fosse. One of the streets is slightly higher than the other, resulting in an elaborate architectural design that involves a flight of steps in the middle of the mall. The mall is also designed with renaissance style sculptures. Established as a historic monument since 1976, the Passage Pommeraye has also been featured in several films such as Lola and Une Chambre en Ville by director Jacques Demy, and La Reine Blanche by director Jean-Loup Huber.

How to get around within Pays de la Loire

Travellers can take a taxi cab or, for a cheaper means of transportation, take the local bus to reach the different communes of the region. For more freedom in terms of time and to reach some of the areas not accessible by bus or train, visitors can get rental cars from the many vehicle rental service serving Pays de la Loire.

How to get there

The main international airport serving Pays de la Loire is the Nantes Atlantique Airport. The airport is located in the commune of Bouguenais, 8km southwest of the city centre of Nantes. Nantes Atlantique Airport is the largest airport in the west of France, served by several airlines such as Air France, HOP!, France, Volotea, and Vueling to directly link Pays de la Loire to over 30 international destinations on a regular basis.

Flights to Pays de la Loire

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