12 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

12 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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12 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Guerande
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Les Epesses
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Angers
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
4
Nantes
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Athens

2
nights
Guerande

Guerande ©
Guérande is a medieval town located in the département of Loire-Atlantique in western France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocearium du Croisic, then wander the streets of Cite Medievale de Guerande, then make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes, and finally contemplate the long history of Old City Walls of Vannes. Keep things going the next day: take a tour of Submarine l'Espadon, then get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere, then contemplate the long history of Rochefort-en-terre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Aubin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Guerande driving holiday website .

Athens, Greece to Guerande is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Guerande is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Guerande, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Guerande

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vannes, Ocearium du Croisic, Rochefort-en-terre, Submarine l'Espadon, Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere
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Ocearium du Croisic ©
Ocearium du Croisic
Cite Medievale de Guerande ©
Cite Medievale de Guerande
Rochefort-en-terre ©
Rochefort-en-terre

2
nights
Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tiffauges and then find something for the whole family at Le Puy du Fou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Les Animaux de la Place, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Chocolat, and finally walk around Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Les Epesses trip planner .

Getting from Guerande to Les Epesses by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Roche-sur-Yon, Chateau de Tiffauges, Parc Oriental de Maulevrier
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Parc Oriental de Maulevrier ©
Parc Oriental de Maulevrier
Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges

3
nights
Angers

Angers ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saumur (Musee des Blindes, Chateau-Musee de Saumur, & more), Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale (in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye) and Zoo de La Fleche (in La Fleche). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers, admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers, find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica, and contemplate the long history of Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Angers driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Les Epesses to Angers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Nantes.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saumur, Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres, Zoo de La Fleche, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
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Chateau d'Angers ©
Chateau d'Angers
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Terra Botanica ©
Terra Botanica

4
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You've now added Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Rennes (Centre Historique de Rennes & Parc du Thabor). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, view the masterpieces at Frac Des Pays de La Loire, stop by Atlantis, and make a trip to Le lieu unique.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nantes route maker site .

Take a train from Angers to Nantes in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rennes
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Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes