THE COAST. The manor is 20 mins drive from the coast. The nearest beaches are those of the picturesque town of Saint Marc. A little further along is La Baule renowned for its 15km of fine sandy beach. Le Croisic, la Turballe, La Roche Bernard and Pornichet are amongst the sea ports and villages all within easy reach of the manor.

NATURE RESERVE. The manor is just on the edge of la Grande Briere, an enormous natural park made up of marsh land and canals with boating and bird watching. The little thatched villages have excellent restaurants with gourmet dishes.

TOWNS. Nantes is of course the main town with its beautiful medieval castle and cathedral. Going towards the coast Guerande (a medieval town in the middle of the salt marshes), La Roche Bernard (again medieval with a spectacular view over the river La Villaine) or Vannes make for enjoyable sight seeing.

SHOPS, GOLF AND TENNIS are only 4-7 km away in the local villages.

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