Loire and Sillon

Personnes concernées: 
30.70 kms
1 jours
Percentage of paths: 
80 %
Length of urban area: 
0 kms
Car park address at starting point: 
Hippodrome 44360 CORDEMAIS
Other car parks: 
parking des sables

This excursion will teach you about the different facets of the Loire estuary.

Starting at the foot of the famous chimneys of the Cordemais Power Station, and then crossing the Marais de la Roche marshland.

After crossing the TGV line, you approach the Sillon de Bretagne with its winding paths along the slopes and breath-taking bird's eye view of the estuary.

Remarkable sites: 
chimney villa
Chimney villa
Villa Cheminée: work created for the Estuaire exhibition. Villa Cheminée is an identical copy of a tower from the nearby EDF power plant. You can enjoy a fabulous view from the Loire Estuary to the ocean at the top of this lasting work by artist Tatzu Nishi, inaugurated on 10 June 2009 and created as part of the Estuaire Nantes <> Saint-Nazaire 2009 exhibition. At the top of its 15-meter tower sits a tiny cottage with a garden, straight out of the 1970s, which is very common in this area.
Accommodations on the itinerary: 
Dangerous areas, restrictions: 
Crossing D17 road: heavy traffic, many truck any day of the week.
Cordemais marsh, a lot of coypu holes, walk.
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