20 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

20 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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

— 4 nights

Venice of the West

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: Planete Sauvage (in Port-Saint-Pere), Cite Medievale (in Clisson) and Zoo La Boissiere du Dore (in La Boissiere du Dore). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, wander the streets of Village de Trentemoult, and get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nantes online road trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Nantes is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Nantes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Guerande.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Guerande

— 3 nights
Guérande is a medieval town located in the département of Loire-Atlantique in western France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guerande: Sentier des Douaniers (in Pornic) and Sentier D'interpretation du Pointeau (in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cite Medievale de Guerande, examine the collection at Musee Aeronautique de la Presqu'ile Cote d'Amour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame De Pitie, and pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Couple de Sirenus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Guerande online trip planner.

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. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Guerande

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Les Sables-d'Olonne

— 4 nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Les Sables-d'Olonne: La Plage Du Veillon (in Talmont Saint Hilaire), Embarcadere de l'Abbaye (in Maillezais) and Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise (in Nieul-sur-l'Autise). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Vendee Evasion Parachutisme, take a stroll through Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo des Sables d'Olonne, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Plage du Paracou.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Les Sables-d'Olonne trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Guerande to Les Sables-d'Olonne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Les Epesses

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Puy du Fou. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at L’Etang Aujardiere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at L’eglise Notre-Dame du Vieux Pouzauges, then see the interesting displays at Musee national de lattre de tassigny, and finally stroll around Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.

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

You can drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Les Epesses are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Michel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Maison du Parc, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Breze, then do a tasting at Domaine des Fremonclairs, and finally do a tasting at Chateau de Targe.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fontevraud-l'Abbaye trip itinerary planner.

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 June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Angers.

Things to do in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Angers

— 4 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: Manoir de Clairefontaine (in Bauge), Zoo de La Fleche (in La Fleche) and Bioparc de Doue-la-Fontaine (in Doue-la-Fontaine). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Brissac, see where the action happens at Le Cadre Noir, and learn about winemaking at Ackerman.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Angers trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Fontevraud-l'Abbaye to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Angers

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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.