Previously the ancient Marches of Brittany, the Loire Region benefits, thanks to Nantes, to a royal opening to the Ocean, but also the interior is made up of peaceful green countryside. Property in the Loire region reflects this duality. You will find houses for sale which are at the seaside, or almost, as they lie along the coast. However, you could also choose to buy a property in the quiet, temperate countryside, or on the banks of the Loire. If you like, buying a house in Angers, Nantes, Laval or Le Mans will plunge you into the rich past of these ancient medieval cities. There is one troubling detail: in Naples there is a chateau that looks strangely like the one in Angers. But this is not astonishing. The Dukes of Anjou reigned there for some time, then came back here to France. No doubt to take advantage of the mild climate in Angers.