In the heart of the Pays de Retz, the Vallons de l'Océan campsite is an ideal destination to discover the treasures of one of the most beautiful coastlines in France. From the Pornic cove to the fine sandy beaches of Saint-Brévin, wild creeks alternate with lively seaside resorts, bordered by unspoilt nature and varied landscapes of hedged farmland and marshes. The small seaside town of Pornic is considered the pearl of the Jade coast for the charm of its old port, the beauty of its promenade which runs along the coast to the medieval castle, its fishermen's houses and the narrow streets of its town centre, as well as its coastal path which winds upwards along secret creeks. The coastline of the Pays de Retz is famous for its fisheries, those small wooden huts on stilts that project into the sea, also called carrelets. They give a unique charm to the beaches, such as those of Govogne at La Plaine or that of La Source at Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef, just a few pedal turns away from the Vallons de l'Océan campsite. The Pays de Retz is also easy to discover by bike: crossed by the Vélodyssée, it is also criss-crossed by an important network of greenways and cycle paths that cross its charming villages and neolithic sites. Finally, don't fail to be amazed by unusual places and monuments, such as the sea serpent of Saint-Brévin or the starry garden of Paimboeuf.
The Vallons de l'Océan campsite near Pornic, ideally places you to discover the unmissable places of Loire-Atlantique. Don't miss an excursion to Nantes, to discover the castle of the Dukes of Brittany, the magnificent cathedral of Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, or the cultural site of Le Lieu Unique. On the Ile de Nantes, the Grandes Machines de l'île and the carousel, inspired by the universe of Jules Verne, will make young and old alike dream. Enthusiasts can continue with a visit to the Jules Verne Museum, in a 19th century mansion facing the Loire River. In Saint-Nazaire, you can take a walk on the beach of Monsieur Hulot and greet the bronze statue of the character before reaching the submarine base: not to be missed, the transatlantic museum, the visit of the submarine, but also guided excursions to the Airbus workshops or to the shipyard in the middle of the giants of the seas. As far as nature is concerned, the Loire-Atlantique has a lot to offer: from the Grand-Lieu lake to the Guérande salt mar shes, passing the Sèvre river in Nantes and the Brière marshes, bird lovers and budding naturalists will be delighted.
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