15 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

15 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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Nantes
— 2 nights
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Guerande
— 2 nights
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Les Sables-d'Olonne
— 3 nights
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Les Epesses
— 2 nights
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Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
— 2 nights
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Angers
— 3 nights
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Nantes

— 2 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye, meet the residents at Planete Sauvage, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes online driving holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to Nantes is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Nantes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Nantes. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Guerande.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Guerande

— 2 nights
Guérande is a medieval town located in the département of Loire-Atlantique in western France. On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at Plage de la Govelle, steep yourself in history at Le Grand Blockhaus, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocearium du Croisic, and finally wander the streets of Cite Medievale de Guerande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Sous-Marin l'Espadon, see the interesting displays at Escal'Atlantic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Terre De Sel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guerande route tool.

You can drive from Nantes to Guerande in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. August in Guerande sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Guerande

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Les Sables-d'Olonne

— 3 nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Get out of town with these interesting Les Sables-d'Olonne side-trips: Chateau des Aventuriers (in Avrille), Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes) and O'Gliss Park (in Nogent Le Bernard). And it doesn't end there: have fun at Vendee Evasion Parachutisme, make a trip to Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte, meet the residents at Zoo des Sables d'Olonne, and find something for the whole family at Labyrinthe En Delire.

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Getting from Guerande to Les Sables-d'Olonne by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Theme Parks · Parks · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Les Epesses

— 2 nights
On the 13th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Puy du Fou, contemplate the waterfront views at L’Etang Aujardiere, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tiffauges. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee national de lattre de tassigny, then admire the natural beauty at Les jardins de William Christie, and then stroll around Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Les Epesses vacation site.

You can drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head outdoors with Loire Life Cycling Holidays and then admire the striking features of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Breze, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, and then savor the flavors at Domaine du Vieux Pressoir.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fontevraud-l'Abbaye travel route planner.

Drive from Les Epesses to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Angers

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Angers: Bauge (Manoir de Clairefontaine & Apothicairerie de Bauge), Saumur (Musee des Blindes & Le Cadre Noir) and Zoo de La Fleche (in La Fleche). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica, and admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Brissac.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Angers travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fontevraud-l'Abbaye to Angers in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Angers

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.