A little history
La Baule-Escoublac, La Baule-les-Pins...
On 11th May 1879, the first train on the railway between Saint-Nazaire and Le Croisic stopped at La Baule, a practically uninhabited locale amid dunes dotted with pine trees. From this railway, the different neighbourhoods of La Baule sprung up. In 1879, La Baule-Escoublac was born, followed by La Baule-les-Pins in 1930.
Even today, there’s more than just nuances that distinguish all these places. Whether by the sea or inland, you only have to venture down the back streets to smell the scent of pine resin and hear the wind in the pine trees – La Baule really has the most beautiful things to offer. Behind the garden fences are superb decorated façades and ornate rooftops, signs of the sheer decadence of the architecture of second homes during the Belle Époque.