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Nice harbour town / village for a 2-night stay

Exeter, UK
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Nice harbour town / village for a 2-night stay

Hello,

We're looking for a nice stopover town/village in early August, on way back to Britain from South of France. Be looking for two nights, allowing the journey to be broken up, AND explore the place a little bit.

Current thinking is somewhere roughly between La Rochelle and Saint Nazaire. Two teenage daughters favour the coast, but we'd love to hear if anyone knows a little gem inland too. For example, would Nantes be any good?

Just looking for an attractive looking place, maybe a bit of history, hustle and bustle (i.e. harbour, markets) some good food and drink.

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Edited: 30 April 2018, 10:40
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Dorset, United...
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1. Re: Nice harbour town / village for a 2-night stay

Have a look at Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. It has a harbour and good restaurants. Not too big or too small.

Angers, France
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2. Re: Nice harbour town / village for a 2-night stay

Hi

The "venise verte" near Niort. For ex, the village of Coulon

St Gilles Croix de Vie.

St Nazaire has correct beaches and museums interesting for kids.

Guérande/ Le Croisic or la Turballe for salt marshes, fishing harbours and beaches.

All this coast is busy in summer. Book in advance !

Edited: 30 April 2018, 11:38
Exeter, UK
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900 posts
35 reviews
3. Re: Nice harbour town / village for a 2-night stay

Many thanks both. Sounds like Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is a strong contender.

And yes, looking at booking soon.

Any more suggestions much appreciated. For example, any good hotel/chamber d'hote or guesthouse we may wish to consider in/near Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie?

Cheers.

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