Nantes métropole official tourism website

On the river Loire


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Between Nantes and Saint-Nazaire, right until the ocean 60 km (37 mi.) away, the river becomes more pristine, lined with remarkable landscapes that slowly transforms into an open-air museum made up of 30 contemporary artworks by renowned artists, mixing nature, art and industry.

the artistic trail

From the Loire to the beach

From Nantes, the 60 kilometres (37 mi.) of the Loire estuary act as a gentle transition towards the ocean and the Atlantic coast. 1 hour from Nantes, you will find the vast expanses of beaches in La Baule, Pornichet and Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, or to the South, the more intimate coves of Pornic. Surfers will not be disappointed in Saint-Nazaire (La Courance), Préfailles, or even Batz-sur-mer (La Govelle), where popular spots for absolute beginners and confirmed experts await them.

Atlantic coast