Family-friendly places to stay in Pays de la Loire

La Baule is the best place for a seaside splurge – the luxurious Lucien Barrière chain (lucienbarriere.com) has four hotels here, three with children’s clubs and one with a thalassotherapy (sea-water treatments) centre and baby-minding centre. But there are more budget-conscious self-catering apartments in La Baule. Alternatively, campingis popular here, or you might choose to explore the area by motorhome.

In Nantes, it may lack French character, but the Novotel Centre Cité des Congès has modern rooms sleeping up to four, with under-16s staying in a parent’s room and having breakfast for free, and offers welcome gifts, a children’s menu and an indoor play area. 

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Editor's favourite
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Maeva Residence Les Océanes

Pays de la Loire
Facing the beach. Direct access to the thalassotherapy centre. Discover of the Amour Coast.

Aparthotel Nantes Centre

Pays de la Loire
Family-friendly apartments in the centre of Nantes, each with kitchen and communal parking facilities.

Pierre & Vacances Holiday Village Port Bourgenay

Vendee
Car-free holiday village in the Loire Valley with childcare for babies through to teens, a shuttle bus service to the nearby beach and bike hire for all the family.

Le Bois Masson

Vendee
<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">An ideal site for families with young kids, offering free kids clubs, indoor/outdoor pools and playgrounds, whilst being close to the beach.</span>

Camping la Yole

Vendee
A well-run dog-friendly site in Vendée, set in spralling woodlands and close to sandy beaches.

Camping Acapulco

Vendee
A wonderful site with a glorious beach and many bars and restaurants in walking distance, plus pool complex on site with slides and children's pool

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La Garangeoire campsite

Vendee
A tranquil site, with on-site lake and a great pool complex with slides and kids' pool

Camping L'Oceano D'Or, Jard-sur-Mer

Vendee
Just one mile from a beach in the Vendée region, with superb pool complex with children's pool and lively entertainment programme

Pierre & Vacances Residence La Baie des Sables

Vendee
Large beach only 50 m away, In the heart of the town centre.

Le Clarys-Plage campsite

Vendee
An active family holiday campsite and holiday park in the Vendée region, with kids club, pools and short walk from the beach.

Les Ecureuils campsite

Vendee
A French campsite in the Vendée region, with kids’ clubs and pools.

Bel campsite

Vendee
Close to the beach, with kids club from 6 months to 12 years and kids pool, this is a top choice in Vendée region.