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Pays de la LoirePays de la Loire

This is a diverse and fascinating region bordered by the Bay of Biscay to the west, Brittany to the north and west, Lower Normandy to the north, Centre to the east, and Poitou-Charentes to the south.

If you are looking for value for money in your French property purchase then there are some areas where property for sale is cheap but there are also some very upmarket location in the stunning area of France.

From the rural beauty of Mayenne in the north to the sophistication of the Loire Valley Chateaux this charming region has something to suit all tastes. The Mayenne has the largest concentration of rivers and lakes in France and is also home to the 'horse stud farms' of the rich and famous.

The Pays de la Loire includes some of the most sought after property for sale in France, but also offers some of the best value.

The region is divided into the following departments:

Loire-Atlantique (44), Maine-et-Loire (49), Mayenne (53), Sarthe (72), Vendée (85).






All departments are within easy driving distance of the channel ports, and of course transport links between this vibrant area and Paris are excellent. A great location for property hunters.



Pays de la Loire has an abundance of small farms for sale, and the predominant agricultural pursuit is the raising of cattle and pigs and the making of dairy products. This means that like Normandy to the north, there is a wonderful choice of locally produced cheeses, good quality meat dishes and even Loire River Cray fish! The Atlantic coast fishing ports provide superb opportunities to eat fish and sea food.



Le Mans is one of the best known towns in the region, and known all over the world for its annual endurance race and historic centre. Nantes is a sophisticated port with wonderful nearby beaches, and the chateaux of the Loire Valley are a must for any visitor. The horse is king in this area, especially in Mayenne where there are numerous race meetings throughout the season. Rural charm and smart cities offer variety and interest.



Stone built farmhouses for sale and stunning Chateaux are numerous in the North and West of the region, with seaside villas and apartments further South. Property is still amongst the cheapest in France in the Mayenne, with prices increasing slightly towards the coast. However, in comparison with the South of France, and even the seaside locations in the U.K, coastal property here remains excellent value.



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