Pays de la Loire
Pays de la Loire is found between southern Brittany and northern Poitou Charentes, on the western side of France. The departments in Pays de la Loire are: Loire-Atlantique; Maine-et-Loire; Mayenne, Sarthe and Vendée.
Often you will be in this region, when you think you are in the Loire Valley or Brittany so see also those areas. Note that formerly the capital of Brittany, is in this region. Equally confusingly, the Loire Valley, containing most of the Loire Valley chateaux, is officially in the region called Centre, not in the Pays de la Loire!
Pays de la Loire - 85 Vendée
A delightful restored detached Vendeen cottage situated a mile from the historic village of Maillezais. In the heart one of France's hidden jewels, a wetland reserve known as the 'Venise Verte' (Green Venice).