Things to do in La Baule
From “La Bôle”, a swampy and practically desert-like place, to La Baule, the golden age of seaside travel transformed this sleepy little place into a paradise by the sea. With its beach and colourful huts, its villas, its luxury boutiques, its international jumping competition, and its regattas, the town has a way of life and a special atmosphere that make it a unique tourist destination.
Its shining stars are the magnificent villas, period jewels of seaside architecture. Under the pine trees, the villas compete with one another for most enchanting, with Moorish, Basque, English, Art Deco and Belle Époque styles all on display. The names of these villas – such as Pax and Régina – embody a sense of intimacy that harkens back to the families who once owned these houses. Part of a preserved district, they are testimonies to an era where popularity in bathing and the railways gave birth to seaside tourism.