10 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

10 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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Train
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Angers
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nantes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Les Epesses
— 1 night
Drive
4
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
— 1 night
Drive
5
Le Mans City
— 2 nights
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3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chateau d'Angers ouvert and Terra Botanica. Get out of town with these interesting Angers side-trips: Laval (Jardin de la Perrine & Musee des Sciences de Laval), Zoo de La Fleche (in La Fleche) and Le Refuge de l'Arche (in Chateau-Gontier). There's much more to do: make a trip to Maison d'Adam, contemplate the long history of La Tour Saint-Aubin, admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers, and stop by La Maison des Artisans.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Angers online attractions planner.

Paris to Angers is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. October in Angers sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Angers

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

2
nights
Nantes

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, then admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of La Maison dans la Loire, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Planete Sauvage, then make a trip to Le lieu unique, and finally test your team's savvy at Tadam Escape.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nantes road trip planner.

Getting from Angers to Nantes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Les Epesses

On the 26th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Puy du Fou.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Les Epesses trip itinerary website.

Drive from Nantes to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Les Epesses sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

On the 27th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Michel, look for gifts at Martin de Candre, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Usse, and finally admire the striking features of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fontevraud-l'Abbaye vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Les Epesses to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Time Le Mans, then explore the ancient world of Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Le Mans City trip planner.

Drive from Fontevraud-l'Abbaye to Le Mans City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Le Mans City can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Pays de la Loire travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Castles
With 368 km (230 miles) of Atlantic Ocean coast, Pays de la Loire is a region rich with picturesque ports, renowned seaside resorts, salt marshes, and a strong maritime tradition. As a vivacious region, it hosts two legendary races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans car races in June and the Vendée Globe sailing races in November. With five departments, the majority of the famous châteaux and attractions of the Loire Valley are located in the Centre region, and not in the Pays de la Loire, despite the name. However, you will be happy to find that the weather is mild and conducive to biking, strolling, boating, and sightseeing around the region while discovering its secrets, such as its vineyards and wineries from Saumur to Anjou.