Looking for fun family activities or calm places to relax in total peace and quiet? Whether you prefer water (water parks, fishing, small boat rentals, canoeing, kayaking, pedal boats) or land (nature walks and trails, bike paths, horse riding) or if you’d like to see the region from above in a light sport aircraft, you’ll love the Machecoul area, in the heart of Pays de Retz region, with marshes, rivers, and forests, ideally placed at the crossroads of the Jade coast (Côte de Jade), the Vendée department, and the Nantais region, in the countryside and close to the sea and the Brittany marsh region.

Touristic Information


Ville de Machecoul

Oh La Loire Atlantique!

Each of our 8 towns offer you rich heritage and invite you to enjoy our numerous leisure activities and to taste local food. You’ll appreciate the diversity of our landscapes, marshes, forests, and rivers, which you can explore on foot, by bike, or in a canoe. The tourism office has partnered with several tourist companies and parks and can offer you price reductions on certain tickets. Feel free to stop by and ask them!


Do you like being outside? Walking, biking, horse riding, or canoeing – discover marshlands, forests, and the countryside, all just near the sea. The tourism office can rent adult and children’s bikes, as well as bike trailers for children.


Medeival shows, markets, “aperitif” wine welcome, art exhibits, and special summer activities – all of which reflect our culture and our way of welcoming you.

<h3″>Children’s activities

Water parks, play areas, equestrian centers, animal parks – so many places for an unforgettable vacation for your children. Activities “just for kids”: play mystery investigations, themed nature activities, bread making, horse and carriage rides…

Gardening 101

Introduction to planting flowers

Help with planning your stay in the Cote d’Amour region

We wish you a wonderful stay in our region. See you soon!