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Pays de la Loire offers a wide variety of castles and antique cathedrals and churches displaying stunning architectural and artistic superiority of the French.
The first one in your must-see list is the Château des ducs de Bretagne. Constructed in the 13th century, the Château is a depiction of the beginning sighs of the Italian renaissance. The building has undergone changes for over three centuries from fortification, Military Saddlery. storing artillery equipment to a German bunker in the world war II. Château d'Angers is another huge and formidable impression of the power of the Dukes of the 13th century. The limestone towers, refined architecture and many different types of gardens make the castle a prestigious heritage. Château de Saumur, Château du Plessis-Bourré, Château de Brissac, Castle Lassay, Fontevraud Abbey and Castle Newfoundland are just a few other must-see castles.
Then we have the Nantes Cathedral. It took 457 years to complete this church this explains how the marble, sculpture and the stained glass seem the finest of all.
Museum of Archeology and History conserves the remains of the Sarthe region and the completion of the middle ages. It a sight to see.
Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery is a unique monument devoted to the slaves. It pays tribute to all who fought against this inhumane act.
Don’t forget to visit the walled town of Guérande, Passage Pommeraye in Nantes.
Time for Some Fun!! Now that we have explored much of the history of France lets jump into some fun activities offered in the Pays de la Loire. The first in this list is Le Puy du Fou, the second most famous theme park after the Disney theme park in Paris. The park is dedicated to the history and culture of France.
A day spent there can be one of the most memorable days in France. Next is the Les Machines de l’île. Try taking a ride on the giant machines or enjoy the live shows in amidst these unique machines. Animal lovers may visit Zoo de la Flèche, spread over 18 hectares of land containing about 260 spices.
Don’t forget to try scrumptious Seafood in Les Sables-d’Olonne. Having yummy seafood alongside the coast is an unforgettable experience. Moreover, the Nantais and the Anjou-Saumur own the prettiest wine yards providing white, red and rose-red wine.
So here are a few reasons why you should visit the Pays de la Loire. Don’t miss out on any of these. The architecturally rich châteaux, landscapes and the historic monuments await you.