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Immersion Stay on the Atlantic Coast

8 days and 7 nights

  • Keywords : Nature, France, Loire-atlantique ,
  • Duration : 8 Days
  • Valid days : 7 Days

Discover the Atlantic Coast during an immersion stay in a local guestroom. You will be accommodated in a charming local home located in the prestigious sea resort of La Baule, the ideal starting point for your original excursions such as a tour on a traditional barge through one of France’s biggest marsh lands, the visit of a renowned long-established artisanal cheese dairy, an animated time journey through the history of an old castle or a delicious oyster tasting: treat yourself to a special trip!

Itinerary map

Itinerary map


Day 1: Nantes - Guérande

Rental car

Upon arrival in Nantes, an automatic compact class rental car with navigation system will be available for a period of 7 days. This will allow you to move freely.

Rental car at your disposal from Nantes train station.

Overnight stay at Jacinte’s guesthouse

Included : bedroom and breakfast

Day 2: Pornic - Guérande

Visit of a Long-Established Artisanal Cheese Dairy

The cheese dairy was jointly created by a country farmer and a cleric, it is situated on the riverbank of the small village of Saint-Julien-de-Concelles. Their descents have been running it for four generations and made it a flourishing flagship of the region’s gastronomy, it has been awarded with numerous prizes for its quality.

This is an enriching gourmet discovery of the oldest cheese in the Nantes region!

Duration: 1 hour

Overnight stay at Jacinte’s guesthouse

Included : entrance fees, excursion, bedroom and breakfast

Day 3: Bouin - Guérande

Encounter with an Oyster “Nurse” - Visit and Tasting

On the occasion of this excursion, you will meet Alain, a passionate “oyster nurse”. He will welcome you to his work environment and explain you all the details of his activity which is still little known to this day.

He will be happy to answer all your question and take you for a stroll (500m) through the grass leading from one pond to the other.

You will finish you visit in style with a delicious sampling of three different oyster kinds, accompanied by an excellent Muscadet and learn how to best open an oyster!

Duration: 1.30 hours

Overnight stay at Jacinte’s guesthouse

Included : entrance fees, excursion, bedroom and breakfast

Day 4: Saint-André-des-Eaux - Guérande

Guided Boat Tour in a Traditional Barge through the Parc de la Brière

La Brière is France’s second largest area of marshland (70 km²) after the Camargue. In the past, Brière was a center for peat digging and reed picking, but now it is a paradise for nature lovers exploring the canals and islands by boat. Cane brake, flooded meadows, shallow pools and hillocks shape the scenery. It is renowned for its diversified bird life and plant growth.

Anthony, your passionate tour guide, will take you aboard his traditional barge and navigate you through the marshland of Brière.

You will have the opportunity to get a close look at the various bird species populating this marshland (herons, marsh harriers, teals, spoon bills …). Anthony will also tell you fascinating stories about this marsh land.

Duration: 1 hour/ French

Overnight stay at Jacinte’s guesthouse

Included : guide , excursion, bedroom and breakfast

Day 5: Guérande

Guided Visit of an Old Guérande Chateau

We propose the visit of an old chateau which has been in the same family for many generations. The owner will show you personally around. In 1990 he and his wife took over his ancestors’ jewel with the intention to open it to visitors. As a witness throughout the centuries, the castle offers its visitors a fascinating insight into French history. The owners propose an original guided visit of its interior and its surroundings.

It is located near the salt marches and the sea resort of La Baule. Built in the 14th century, it is listed as historical monument and still decorated with furniture of that period.
Other than traditional museum visits, the castle is still inhabited by the family and nothing is under glass or in show cases, therefore you can get a very close conception of the rich historical ambiance: fortress and defensive site during the 14th century, vestiges of the religious wars in the 16th century and overall life throughout the centuries…). Various different activities will animate your visit.
This is an original and fascinating sightseeing tour for history enthusiasts!

Duration: 1 hour

Encounter with a Salt Worker and Visit of a Guérande Salt Marsh

The salt workers’ association pools a small team of salt march guides and is located at the heart of the village of Saillé. For more than forty years their know-how and experience has been passed from generation to generation.

Discover the universe of salt workers, their fascinating craft, and the thousand-year-old secrets of the famous "fleur de sel from Guérande".

Duration: 1.5 hours

Film about the salt workers in english or german (30 mn), french guide only

Overnight stay at Jacinte’s guesthouse

Included : guide , excursion, bedroom and breakfast

Day 6: Nantes - Guérande

Guided Walk through Nantes

Your passionate local guide will take you for a walk through the past and present of Nantes.
Don’t miss out on this convivial and cultural enriching city tour!

Stroll along the streets following the footsteps of Jules Verne, the famous French novelist and poet, best known for his adventure novels and discover the city’s landmarks: the Cathedral Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, the Town Hall, the elegant covered passage Pommeraye, and immerse yourself in the beauty and rich cultural heritage of Nantes!

Duration: 2 hours

Overnight stay at Jacinte’s guesthouse

Included : guide, excursion, bedroom and breakfast

Day 7: la Baule - Guérande

Free day at la Baule

Located between the harbours of Pornichet and Pouliguen, discover this international seaside town, one of the most beautiful bays of the world.

Overnight stay at Jacinte’s guesthouse

Included : bedroom and breakfast

Day 8:

End of the trip

Unfortunately, this is already time to leave! You must return your rental car in Montpellier.

Overnight stay in Jacinte’s guesthouse - Guérande

Level : Guesthouse

Jacinte offers a room for one or two people in his house located in a calm area with a garden enclosed by hedges and situated at: a ten-minute walking distance from the city center and the ramparts, a five-minute from the salt marshes, an eight-minute from the ocean. a ten-minute from the Natural Park of Brière It is also the ideal starting point for excursions to the Peninsula of Guérande, at all seasons, whether on foot, by bike or by car! You will dispose of a 13m2 large room situated on the upper floor, equipped with a double bed and private toilets opposite the room. The private bathroom is equipped with an Italian shower and twin vanity sinks. You will have temporary access to the kitchen, the time periods will be discussed between you and Jacinte at your arrival. You are welcome to use the garden and the terrace. Jacinte works as reporter on the Peninsula of Guérande (culture and ecology) and will be happy to offer tips and advice on your excursions and activities. Transfer from and to train station or airport at request for 5€. Service arising from sharing economy

Base 2 persons : price from 420.00 EUROS