To the south of Brittany and Normandy, the region of Pays de la Loire is home to part of the Loire Valley with some of the most famous vineyards and châteaux in France. With two coastal departments and three inland, the region boasts a diverse landscape, from the seaside resorts of Loire-Atlantique and Vendée to the rural countryside of Sarthe and Mayenne.
The drink of choice in Pays de la Loire is obviously wine but you will also find Cointrineau. In terms of food, local specialities include Port Salut cheese, buerre blanc saude, the fleur de sel harvested from the Guérande slat pans and, along the coast, freshly caught seafood.
Average property prices in this region vary from €2,550/m2 for houses and €3,270/m2 for apartments.