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, then get to know the resident critters at Planete Sauvage, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: 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.

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

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, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nantes, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Guerande.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Guerande

— 2 nights
Guérande is a medieval town located in the département of Loire-Atlantique in western France. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Govelle, steep yourself in history at Le Grand Blockhaus, then observe the fascinating underwater world 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): step aboard Sous-Marin l'Espadon, see the interesting displays at Escal'Atlantic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Terre De Sel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Guerande route builder app.

Getting from Nantes to Guerande by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Les Sables-d'Olonne

— 3 nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau des Aventuriers (in Avrille), Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes) and O'Gliss Park (in Nogent Le Bernard). There's lots more to do: have fun at Vendee Evasion Parachutisme, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo des Sables d'Olonne, don't miss a visit to Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte, and find something for the whole family at Labyrinthe En Delire.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Les Sables-d'Olonne sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Guerande to Les Sables-d'Olonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Les Sables-d'Olonne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Les Epesses

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Puy du Fou, contemplate the waterfront views at L’Etang Aujardiere, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tiffauges. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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 walk around Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Les Epesses road trip website.

Getting from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Les Epesses by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Les Epesses can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): do sightseeing at your own pace with Loire Life Cycling Holidays and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history 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 see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fontevraud-l'Abbaye trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Les Epesses to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Angers: Bauge (Manoir de Clairefontaine & Apothicairerie de Bauge), Zoo de La Fleche (in La Fleche) and Saumur (Musee des Blindes & Le Cadre Noir). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers, find something for the whole family at Terra Botanica, and explore the world behind art at Chateau de Brissac.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Angers trip 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 in Angers, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Angers

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

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.