Time off: Enjoying Atlantic France

The region to be!

Guaranteed enjoyment

With Atlantic France’s rich and original variety of cultural events, diverse natural spaces, and young and dynamic sports-loving people, there’s always something going on in the region.

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Top for quality of living

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Top sporting region in France

Leading international events

La folle journée de Nantes

An original and internationally renowned festival with a worthwhile ambition – through an extensive five-day programme of concerts, La Folle Journée aims to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy and acquire a taste for classical music.
www.follejournee.fr

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24 Hours of Le Mans

The legendary gathering for all car racing enthusiasts as well as a wider, non-specialist public looking to experience something unique.
www.lemans.org

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Le Mondial du Lion d'Angers

This all-round equestrian competition is one of the Angevin region’s main sporting events and is more and more popular every year.
www.mondialdulion.com

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Vendée Globe, in Sables d'Olonne

The only non-stop single-handed round-the-world yacht race without assistance. Held every four years, the Vendée Globe is a unique and nail-biting experience to follow.

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Laval Virtual

This international show and series of conferences on virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive technology is a major event for both professionals and the general public.  
www.laval-virtual.com

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Le Cadre Noir de Saumur

This national riding school on UNESCO’s ‘List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ offers guided tours, commentated performances and official galas all year round.  
www.ifce.fr/cadre-noir

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Brimming with creativity & history

One-of-a-kind world-famous attractions

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castles and remarkable houses

Ideal for lovers of land & sea

68

marinas and anchorages

450 km

of coastline and two islands (Yeu and Noirmoutier)

26 530 km

of walking and hiking trails

Brilliant for sports & culture

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Top region for sports

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Top French region for horse racing

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golf courses

3rd

French winegrowing region in terms of number of AOCs

2 800 km

of cycle routes