The Côte d'Amour, to the east of Saint-Nazaire, has numerous renowned seaside resorts (like Pornichet and La Baule), charming little fishing ports like Le Pouliguen, Le Croisic or La Turballe, and extraordinary landscapes like the Côte Sauvage du Croisic. More inland, you will succumb to the charm of Guérande, the medieval and the surprising salt marshes which separate it from the sea.
La Baule is a seaside resort of international renown, very lively, with characterful villas and 650 hectares of pine forest. The beach of La Baule-Escoublac is listed, according to UNESCO, as one of the most beautiful bays in the world (9km sandy beach). It is a playground with a surprising scale!
Discover the wild coast of Pouliguen, called Grande Côte, its sentier des douaniers trail, its criques and curious caves.
Sports and leisure activities : water sports, horse riding, tennis, a skate-park, karting, tree top adventure course, a great deal of hikes from La Baule, mountain biking routes and cycle paths, boat trips in the marshland of La Grande Brière, etc. The casino, in moderation.
For the children: : all throughout the summer school holidays, numerous beach clubs are spread along the bay of La Baule/Pornichet to welcome children (from 2 and a half to 14 years old). They offer time for supervised free play (trampolines, slides, swings, table football, a bouncy castle, volley ball courts.) and supervised entertainment with qualified activity organisers. Swimming classes are also offered in the heated pool. Information from the tourist office.
For relaxation and well-being, the Thalassotherapy centre of Thalgo La Baule or the Thalassotherapy centre of Daniel Jouvance in Pornichet (5 mins. from the complex) welcome you to La Baule (fitness, anti-stress, slimming, beauty, massages and treatments).