13 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

13 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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13 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  32 h
1
Nantes
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Saumur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Les Epesses
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Cite Medievale de Guerande (in Guerande), Spas (in Pornichet) and La-Baule-Escoublac (Sculpture Couple de Sirenus & Green Parc). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and put a fun spin on your tour with Sisters Mysteres.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nantes online trip itinerary builder.

Adelaide, Australia to Nantes is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Nantes is minus 8 hours. In February, Nantes is cooler than Adelaide - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Saumur.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trips

La-Baule-Escoublac, Cite Medievale de Guerande, Parc Monumentale, Spas, Domaine de la Grange
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

4
nights
Saumur

Saumur ©
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.
Explore Saumur's surroundings by going to Angers (Lac de Maine, Chateau d'Angers, &more), Golf de Sable-Solesmes (in Sable-sur-Sarthe) and Zoo de La Fleche (in La Fleche). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, take an in-depth tour of Musee des Blindes, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, and explore the engaging exhibits at Le Cadre Noir.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saumur vacation builder app.

Getting from Nantes to Saumur by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daily temperatures in Saumur can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Saumur

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angers, Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, Zoo de La Fleche, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Golf de Sable-Solesmes
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Zoo de La Fleche ©
Zoo de La Fleche
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Chateau d'Angers ©
Chateau d'Angers

3
nights
Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
On the 28th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Puy du Fou, then contemplate the waterfront views at L’Etang Aujardiere, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at L’eglise Notre-Dame du Vieux Pouzauges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee national de lattre de tassigny, then admire the natural beauty at Les jardins de William Christie, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, and finally stroll around Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Les Epesses trip planner.

You can drive from Saumur to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Les Epesses are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Musee national de lattre de tassigny, Parc Oriental de Maulevrier, Les jardins de William Christie, L’eglise Notre-Dame du Vieux Pouzauges, Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Musee national de lattre de tassigny ©
Musee national de lattre de tassigny
Les jardins de William Christie ©
Les jardins de William Christie