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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Angers
— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantes: Le Passage du Gois (in Barbatre) and Planete Sauvage (in Port-Saint-Pere). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, and admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nantes is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nantes: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Guerande.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Guerande

— 2 nights
Guérande is a medieval town located in the département of Loire-Atlantique in western France. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Escal'Atlantic, make a trip to Sous-Marin l'Espadon, contemplate the long history of Le Grand Blockhaus, explore the activities along Terre De Sel, then make a trip to Collegiale Saint-Aubin, and finally wander the streets of Cite Medievale de Guerande. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee des Marais Salants, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocearium du Croisic, then kick back and relax at Plage de la Govelle, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Guerande trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Nantes to Guerande in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and flight. While traveling from Nantes, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Guerande, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Guerande

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Sables-d'Olonne

— 3 nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Explore Les Sables-d'Olonne's surroundings by going to O'Gliss Park (in Nogent Le Bernard) and La Plage Du Veillon (in Talmont Saint Hilaire). There's much more to do: have fun at Vendee Evasion Parachutisme, get to know the resident critters at Zoo des Sables d'Olonne, stop by Carre Gourmand, and trek along Le sentier de la Pointe du Payre.

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Fly from Guerande to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Les Sables-d'Olonne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Les Epesses

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Puy du Fou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tiffauges, walk around Parc municipal du Landreau, and then stroll around Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Les Epesses trip builder website.

You can drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Les Epesses sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angers

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bioparc de Doue-la-Fontaine (in Doue-la-Fontaine), Chateau de Breze (in Breze) and Saumur (Gratien et Meyer & Musee des Blindes). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Brissac, stroll through Manoir de Clairefontaine, appreciate the history behind Maison d'Adam, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de La Fleche.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Angers trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Les Epesses to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Angers are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.