Loire-Atlantique is a French department, located in the Pays de la Loire region. This destination abounds in incredible and breathtaking places that you absolutely must know and discover. The beaches are one of the natural jewels of the region. Those that line the Côte d'Amour and Côte de Jade, offer very diverse landscapes: small wild creeks around Pornic, large dune beaches around Saint-Brévin, the town at the beach in the bay of La Baule, or the beach of Saint-Marc-sur-Mer. As you can see, you'll be spoilt for choice! Swimming, water activities or sand castles, there is no doubt that everyone can find what they are looking for in the Loire-Atlantique and indulge in their favourite activities. A thousand miles away from conventional amusement parks, there is an extraordinary world in the heart of the Ile de Nantes, nestled under the naves of the former shipyards: the Machines de l'île. A true street theatre, this artistic project, hitherto unpublished, constitutes a formidable urban scenography. The fabulous castle of the Dukes of Brittany and the History Museum of Nantes must absolutely be on your itinerary, as it is so atypical to see such a fortress, so well preserved, still surrounded by its moat, in the very heart of such an important city. Take a short walk on Place Royale, to admire the superb fountain there, before going into the typical medieval district of Bouffay.