Holiday in La Baule : Practical information about La Baule

LA BAULE ESCOUBLAC IN A FEW :  

Between the ocean, salt marshes and Brière, La Baule and the surrounding resorts deploy their charms in an exceptional environment. The huge sandy beaches and small wild coves have been attracting holidaymakers since the 19th century. Balzac, Zola, Eugène Boudin, Prévert, to quote only the best known example, as well as the film director Jacques Tati have been charmed by the authenticity of the place. Today, it is its family atmosphere and simplicity that seduce its faithful visitors - and still many celebrities! The most breathtaking of the seaside resorts of Loire-Atlantique has retained the charm that made it famous, its villas of the 20s and 30s, its avenues lined with pine trees, its small harbors where the fishing boats old rigging. La Baule has the perfume of holidays, bike rides, shellfish fishing at low tide and ice-cream tasting on the embankment, watching the sun blush on the horizon. Discover the most Breton resort of the Loire-Atlantique, as well as its surroundings: Pornichet, La Turballe, Le Pouliguen, Batz-sur-Mer, Le Croisic and the superb city of Guérande.


HOW TO GET THERE ?

Car : La Baule is about 45 minutes from Nantes and a little less than an hour from Vannes.

Train : The TGV connects Paris to La Baule in just 2h50 (to the station of Pornichet).

Airport : Nantes airport is just 45 minutes from La Baule. It serves many major French cities (including Paris, Bordeaux, Pau, Toulouse, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Lille, Lyon), as well as major European and Maghreb capitals.


WHEN SHOULD I COME ?

It's never really too hot in summer in La Baule. On the other hand, rainfall can be significant in winter and sometimes in mid-season. Spring is often very pleasant, with mild temperatures, just like autumn. Summer is ideal for swimming and living in the open air.


DRAWBACKS

La Baule is a  very popular seaside resort with the inhabitants of Nantes, Parisians and Anglo-Saxons. During the school holidays and especially the summer know a strong affluence: think to reserve in advance.