Fringed by a golden stretch of sand, La Baule-Escoublac is a paradise for sunseekers. The beach stretches for nine kilometres along the coast and has been attracting holidaymakers for more than a century. Bask on the soft sand, stroll along the breezy promenade and admire the grand 19th-century architecture.
Things to do in La Baule-Escoublac
La Baule-Escoublac was founded as an upscale seaside resort in the 19th century and has retained much of its original charm. Strolling around the resort, you’ll see beautiful villas and luxury hotels that recall its glamorous heyday. Some of the most impressive mansions are set a few streets back from the coast and are surrounded by towering pine trees.
Surfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddle boarding are just some of the water sports on offer in La Baule-Escoublac. There are plenty of places to rent equipment on the beach. Sunset horseback rides along the beach are the perfect way to end a day in La Baule-Escoublac.
La Baule-Escoublac is brimming with restaurants where you can sample traditional cuisine from the Loire-Atlantique department. Seafood is a specialty, with most restaurants serving oysters, mussels and lobsters caught in the Atlantic Ocean. Complement your meal with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Sancerre from the iconic Loire Valley winemaking region.
Featuring more than 200 slot machines and dozens of card tables and game rooms, Casino Barriere La Baule is one of the best in the Loire-Atlantique department. Try your luck at Black Jack, dine at one of the upscale restaurants and enjoy a night of entertainment at the theatre.
Getting around La Baule-Escoublac
La Baule-Escoublac is compact and easy to get around on foot. The beach stretches along the coast from Pouliguen to Pornichet and is fringed by a pedestrian promenade. Paris is a 4.5-hour drive away and four hours by train.