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La Vélodyssée: A 1200 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

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The Loire Estuary

From Nantes to Saint-Nazaire the estuary provides a wealth of landscapes which see Mother Nature and man jostling with each other for position along the banks of the river.

The Velodyssey – The Loire estuary - © ADRT 44 - T. LocquardUp until the 18th Century, maritime activity was intensive here as ships carried merchandise up to Nantes.  In a stretch of around 50kms, we pass from expansive, bustling towns to the calm estuary, both wild and fragile.  From now on, travelling up river, we pass the contemporary works of the art in the Nantes - Saint Nazaire Estuary Exhibition.

Nantes <> Le Pellerin

Le Pellerin <> Paimboeuf

Paimboeuf <> St-Brevin-les-Pins