The classic beach of La Baule, chic French!

ok so in my continuing travels in  and around my region, I step into La Baule, a collegue of mine lives not far from there and was telling how nice it was but very crowded in summer. So we decided to check it out now in the Fall and have a taste of it. This is their tourist office from the city webpage , http://www.labaule.fr/office-de-tourisme

And this the area tourist office, http://www.labaule-guerande.com/

We came by car of course, along the roads  D774 ,D774A and into the D92 right into town passing by the train station very nice looking building,the tennis club, and some chic mansion hôtels. Right into the Beach, great long wonderful. Locals call it the best beach in Europe with about 8 kms long with passing the districts of La Baule-les-Pins, La Baule-Centre ,and Casino-Benoît. Near the town of Pouliguen, the plage Benoît beach is known for its fine white sands.

The cultural space of the  chapelle Sainte-Anne is great ,this is used to be the Notre-Dame-des-Flots, and used now as cultural center since 1989. When we were there, there was a showing of nativity scènes sets from Latin America just wonderful. http://www.labaule.fr/espace-culturel-chapelle-sainte-anne

We stop by the L’Igloo ice cream parlor found in many towns nearer us, and the great Italian ice cream coffee place Amorino with outlets in Paris too. The Gulf Stream cinema looks art deco style nice http://www.cinegulfstream.fr/

The main street coming from the beach Av du Général de Gaulle is loaded with shops, bars, and restaurants all practical for the beach. Forgot to mentioned we parked on a side street for free as the rest is metered.

Just enjoy the photos, this is upscale beach and it shows, even if families do come in the summer. The beach is gorgeous indeed but wondered if one have to overnight to find a parking space in high season as even when there it was hard to find a spot. Just the beach is Worth trying it eventually, is in my mind…..

Cheers and enjoy the photos for now !

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