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
Drive
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Les Epesses
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
On the 6th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye, get to know the resident critters at Planete Sauvage, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Nantes day trip planner.

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

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Guerande

— 2 nights
Guérande is a medieval town located in the département of Loire-Atlantique in western France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Plage de la Govelle, then steep yourself in history at Le Grand Blockhaus, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocearium du Croisic, and finally take a stroll through Cite Medievale de Guerande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): step aboard Sous-Marin l'Espadon, then see the interesting displays at Escal'Atlantic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Terre De Sel.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guerande route builder site.

You can drive from Nantes to Guerande in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Guerande

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Les Sables-d'Olonne

— 3 nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Les Sables-d'Olonne: O'Gliss Park (in Nogent Le Bernard), Chateau des Aventuriers (in Avrille) and Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes). There's still lots to do: have fun at Vendee Evasion Parachutisme, wander the streets of Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte, find something for the whole family at Labyrinthe En Delire, and meet the residents at Zoo des Sables d'Olonne.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Les Sables-d'Olonne trip website.

Fly from Guerande to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Les Sables-d'Olonne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Les Epesses

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Puy du Fou, then explore the activities along L’Etang Aujardiere, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tiffauges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee national de lattre de tassigny, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les jardins de William Christie, and then stroll around Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Les Epesses day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Les Epesses takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Les Epesses are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Breze, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, and then awaken your taste buds at Domaine du Vieux Pressoir.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Les Epesses to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Angers: Bauge (Manoir de Clairefontaine & Apothicairerie de Bauge), Zoo de La Fleche (in La Fleche) and Saumur (Musee des Blindes & Le Cadre Noir). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica, and explore the world behind art at Chateau de Brissac.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Angers road trip planner.

Drive from Fontevraud-l'Abbaye to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.