Travel by Condor Ferries to Western France
St Malo is the perfect gateway to Western France, with a wealth of destinations, cultural attractions and diversity. From Brittany, renowned for its spectacular coastline, anicent towns and sea food, inland into the Loire valley with its enchanting vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills, down the Atlantic coastline to rural Poitou-Charentes, and onto the wine rich Bordeaux region…
With a repuation as being the most attractive and unspoilt seaside town in France, La Rochelle in the Charente Maritime region has beautifully maintained its architecture, making it one of the most historically rich cities on the Atlantic coast. Its attractions include the picturesque "Vieux Port" ("Old Harbour") at the heart of the city.
Château d'Angers, on the western fringe of the Loire, is an enormous fortified château built by King Louis IX in the early part of the 13th Century. The château includes a stunning kilometre long curtain wall and 17 imposing circular towers. Château d'Angers also contains the Tapestry of the Apocalypse.
One of the oldest city sights in Cherbourg is the impressive Holy Trinity Church. It has had a very interesting and dramatic history dating right back to the early fifth century.
Fine Dining and Food Festivals
With its reputation of producing some of the best food in the world, Western France is renowned for its seafood, with regional specialities including lobster, crab, mussels and oysters. Delicious locally produced fruits and vegetables, regional wines and cheeses, make Western France a great food destination.
Plenty to do
There are so many riding trails and cycle paths to explore, covering the length of the coast of Vendée. The magnificent coastline also offers the opportunity for watersports such as windsurfing, catamaran sailing, kite surfing, scuba diving and land-yachting to name a few. Of course, Western France is also well known for its golf courses, across the regions of Normandy, Loire Valley, Loire and Cognac.
Brittany Travel - Brittany Tourism Website
Normandy Travel - Normandy Tourism Website
Vendee Travel - Vendee Tourism Website
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