Western France

Western France comprises the regions of Pays-de-la-Loire and Poitou-Charentes.

The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape of great beauty, containing historic towns and villages, great architectural monuments (the châteaux) and cultivated lands formed by many centuries of interaction between their population and the physical environment, primarily the river Loire itself.
The Loire, fed by tributaries such as the Mayenne and the Sarthe, is France's largest river.
There are also some twenty-five resorts to choose from along the region's rocky Atlantic coastline, with sandy beaches and plenty of coves to explore.
Among its treasures Poitou-Charentes offers Roman ruins, long sandy beaches along the Atlantic coast, the marshy waterways of Marais Poitevin.