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Top things to do in Pays de la Loire

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Le Puy du Fou (Les Epesses)
Ranked #1 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: The Puy du Fou features a multitude of spectacular shows, adventures for the whole family and new astonishments every year.... more » Owner description: The Puy du Fou features a multitude of spectacular shows, adventures for the whole family and new astonishments every year. Experience different centuries surrounded by unspoilt countryside and an even more exciting time staying in one of the Puy du Fou's four original hotels. At the Puy du Fou, history is waiting for you! « less
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Zoo de Doue la Fontaine (Doue-la-Fontaine)
Ranked #2 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Zoos
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Le Grand Defi (Saint-Julien-des-Landes)
Ranked #3 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Opened in 2010, Le Grand Defi counts now 17 acrobatic trails ! Among them, 5 are intended to kids from 2 years old, 14 mega... more » Owner description: Opened in 2010, Le Grand Defi counts now 17 acrobatic trails ! Among them, 5 are intended to kids from 2 years old, 14 mega zip lines crossing the lake and which are "included" in the acrobatic trails (no additional fee), and 2 extremly difficult acrobatic trails intended to trained athletes.Thanks to the diversity of our acrobatic trails, the whole family can have fun !Because security is also part of our activity, all our staff members have CQPOPAH qualification and we have installed a continuous belay system on 100% of our trails. « less
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Ranked #4 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Le Passage du Gois (Beauvoir-Sur-Mer)
Ranked #5 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Cadre Noir (Saumur)
Ranked #7 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Old Town (Le Mans)
Ranked #8 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #10 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany houses the Nantes History Museum, displaying more than 850 historic objects with... more » Owner description: The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany houses the Nantes History Museum, displaying more than 850 historic objects with multimedia installations in a contemporary layout. The former ducal palace also holds temporary exhibitions and cultural events all year round. Besides, the rampart walk offers a number of viewpoints of the fortress. The night-time illuminations further reveal the architectural complexity of the site. A restaurant and a gift shop are as well at your service. « less
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Ranked #12 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Art Galleries; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Machines de l’Ile is an artistic and a tourist project. It is a blend of the invented worlds of Jules Verne, the... more » Owner description: The Machines de l’Ile is an artistic and a tourist project. It is a blend of the invented worlds of Jules Verne, the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and the industrial history of Nantes, on an exceptional site in the former shipyards. A ride on the 12-meter tall Great Elephant, climb aboard the Marine Worlds Carrousel of 27 moving sea creatures or the Heron Tree to fly over the hanging gardens. « less
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Ranked #13 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
This Gothic cathedral features a high nave and many tombs, including that of François II.
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Ranked #14 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: The apparent austerity of this shale and limestone fortress, which the young king Louis IX had built on the edge of his... more » Owner description: The apparent austerity of this shale and limestone fortress, which the young king Louis IX had built on the edge of his kingdom in the 13th century, contrasts with the tranquil grounds inside the castle walls and the pleasant residence of the Dukes of Anjou, composed of buildings constructed at the end of the Gothic era. To transform and embellish the castle into a more welcoming home for the Anjou court, terraces and gardens were laid out, galleries built and the gateway erected. The star attraction within the walls of the Château d’Angers is the Tapestry of the Apocalypse or woven in 1375. With its 104 metres in length, it is the largest medieval tapestry anywhere in the world. Open:> 2nd May to 4th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 6,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups « less
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Ranked #16 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Les Marais Salants de Vie (Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez)
Ranked #18 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise (Nieul-sur-l'Autise)
Ranked #19 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: An architectural jewel of exceptional quality, highlighted by a single restauration, opens its doors for a visit between... more » Owner description: An architectural jewel of exceptional quality, highlighted by a single restauration, opens its doors for a visit between reality and virtuality.Founded in 1068, the abbey was under the protection of the dukes of Aquitaine and became Royal Abbey in 1141 by Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France.The abbey is one of the few monastic complexes intact with its three elements: the church, the convent buildings, and the romanesque cloister entirely preserved « less
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Ile d'Yeu (Ile d'Yeu)
Ranked #20 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #21 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Musee Robert Tatin (Cosse le Vivien)
Ranked #22 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Museums
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Musee Lurcat (Angers)
Ranked #23 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Feeling Forest (Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez)
Ranked #24 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Zoo de La Fleche (La Fleche)
Ranked #25 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos
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Zoo La Boissiere du Dore (La Boissiere du Dore)
Ranked #26 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Zoos
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Troglodytes & Sarcophages (Doue-la-Fontaine)
Ranked #27 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #29 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 325 attractions in Pays de la Loire
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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