La Baule and its surroundings are overflowing with natural and heritage wonders that you can discover with your family, alone, with your loved one as well as with your friends.
As far as the beaches are concerned, first of all, you have at La Baule some 9 kilometers of blond sandy bay. Many clubs and recreation centers offer all sorts of nautical activities: sailing, surfing, paddle, kayaking, or even scuba diving. You can also explore the small coves of the wildest coasts of the surroundings, at Croisic or La Turballe, which also offers a beach dedicated to nudist practice. Lover of shore fishing will relish at low tide. The embankment of La Baule is also a real animated place, with its restaurants, its creperies, its ice - cream maker and its bars. Discover it on foot, by bike or in rollerblades!
But La Baule is not just one of the prettiest bays in France. It is also a hinterland with an exceptional beauty, in particular thanks to the Regional Nature Park of Brière. Mosaic of canals and meadows admirably preserved, the Grande Briere is rich of a very diverse fauna and flora, which you can discover through guided tours. You can also immerse yourself in the history of the production of saliculture, from which this territory has long taken its richness. Visit of the salt tides, discovery of the job of a salt worker : the salt of Guérande will have no more secret for you.
Lovers of architecture, admire the superb villas bauloises, erected at the beginning of the XXth century: all styles are represented, neo-Basque, neo-Norman, neo-Gothic, Anglo-Breton ... La Baule is a true book of seaside architecture in the open air. Thematic tours are offered at the tourist office. For more information, you can also consult our article "The most beautiful villas of La Baule": link
For those who are passionate about history, visit the beautiful city of Guérande. From the top of its medieval ramparts, it dominates the history of Brittany. Its narrow cobbled streets are an enchantment: a real journey through time! If you prefer the older history, several menhirs and dolmens are to be discovered in the region - especially around Guérande and Croisic.
Finally, what would a stay in La Baule without a Breton gastronomy ? Go to the fish and seafood restaurants, the ice - cream makers and the creperies to discover the real breton cake with buckwheat flour!