• © Michel Ogier - Rennes

    Rennes | © Michel Ogier

  • © Michel Ogier - Rennes-Thabor

    Rennes-Thabor | © Michel Ogier

  • © Bernard Renoux - Angers

    Angers | © Bernard Renoux

  • © JD Billaud - Angers

    Angers | © JD Billaud


    Itinerary 7: Art Triangle


    En route to the west, between the land and the sea and between cities of art and history, is the Loire Valley wine route. While visiting the incredible Loire châteaux, stop by Angers, renowned for its dynamism and high quality of life. Heading towards the Atlantic ocean, you can check out Nantes, filled with both historical and contemporary facets. Also make sure to visit Rennes, a city filled with charming medieval architecure.











    In the heart of the Loire Valley, Angers will surprise you with its rich heritage and its way of life. The city boasts châteaux, fine gastronomy and renowned vineyards, among other assets. Here, the best way to get around is by bike or on foot. There are specially marked routes for walking and biking (Loire à Vélo) through the city and wine region.  


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    Nantes is one of Frances' major cultural, artistic and cre­ative centers. The city includes the Château des ducs de Bretagne, Lieu Unique, Machines de l’Île, Musée à Ciel Ouvert d’Estuaire, Memorial to the abolition of slavery, Nantes-Angers Opéra, Hangar à Bananes exhibition room, festivals, and more. Via the tourism route, A Journey to Nantes, you can visit these very monuments and see for yourself that Nantes is a great place to discover art and culture at its best. 


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    Rennes boasts Les Champs Libres, a library, the Musée de Bretagne and the Espace des Sciences planetarium. Here you can immerse yourself in a medieval atmosphere by exploring the cobblestone alleyways within the city center, lined with half-timbered houses. Make sure you sample the local speciality: a galette at a crêperie in the Place Sainte-Anne. 


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