10 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

10 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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Le Mans City
— 2 nights
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Angers
— 2 nights
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Saumur
— 2 nights
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Les Epesses
— 1 night
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Nantes
— 2 nights
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Le Mans City

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): test your team's savvy at Escape Time Le Mans, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame du Pre, then contemplate the long history of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet, then explore the ancient world of Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans. On the next day, join the crowd at Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans, take an in-depth tour of 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Spaycific'Zoo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Le Mans City using our trip planner.

Paris to Le Mans City is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Le Mans City can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Angers

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Chateau de Brissac and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de La Fleche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Galerie David d'Angers, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, then find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Place du Ralliement.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Angers day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Le Mans City to Angers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Chateau de Brissac ©
Art Museum
Chateau de Brissac
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Terra Botanica ©
Theme Park
Terra Botanica
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Saumur

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Attractions like Chateau du Rivau and Pierre et Lumiere make great kid-friendly stops. When in Saumur, make a side trip to see Chateau d'Usse in Rigny-Usse, approximately Rigny-Usse away. There's much more to do: catch a live event at Le Cadre Noir, get engrossed in the history at Musee des Blindes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saumur, and examine the collection at Musee de la Cavalerie.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saumur vacation planner.

Getting from Angers to Saumur by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Saumur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Chateau d'Usse ©
Castle
Chateau d'Usse
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Les Epesses

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Les Epesses road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saumur to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Les Epesses can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Nantes on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Les Epesses

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Nantes

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Family-friendly places like Les Machines de L'ile and Tadam Escape will thrill your kids. Step out of Nantes with an excursion to Planete Sauvage in Port-Saint-Pere--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, see the interesting displays at Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes, don't miss a visit to Le lieu unique, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nantes trip tool.

You can drive from Les Epesses to Nantes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Specialty Museum
Les Machines de L'ile
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