15 Best Things to Do in Pays de la Loire

Set in north-western France, Plays de la Loire is a region of châteaux and vineyards, with the city of Nantes as its capital.

It’s also where you can find Puy du Fou, one of the country’s most-visited theme parks, with medieval and fantasy-style shows pulled off with amazing technical expertise.

Nantes is packed with sights worthy of your time, as are the historic cities of Angers and Le Mans, while in the countryside there are some fantastic botanical gardens and zoos that will capture the imaginations of the littler tourists travelling with you.

Lets explore the best things to do in Pays de la Loire:

1. Puy du Fou, Les Epesses

Puy du Fou, Les Epesses

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Puy du Fou, Les Epesses

With an historical theme, Puy du Fou is one of France’s five most popular attractions.

So what may amaze is you is the absence of queues; if you’re aware of the schedule you’ll never have to wait long to get into the shows.

These are first-rate spectacles, with a historical theme and fantasy elements.

The production values are a cut above what you’ll see in other theme parks, with huge casts, thrilling pyrotechnics and incredible stunts.

The Phantom Birds Dance, to name just one,  is a birds of prey show where scores of falcons swoop from a ruined tower over the heads of the audience.

There’s far too much to see in just one day, so it’s worth getting a two-day pass.

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