27 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

27 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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27 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Ferry + Fly:  11 h
1
Nantes
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Angers
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Le Mans
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Nogent Le Bernard
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Les Epesses
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Les Sables-d'Olonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
La-Baule-Escoublac
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
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: Domaine de la Grange (in Mouzillon), Pont de la Vallee (in Clisson) and Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens (in Saint-Denis-la-Chevasse). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye, and put a fun spin on your tour with Sisters Mysteres.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nantes trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Nantes is an approximately 11-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Nantes. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Nantes at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Angers.

Things to do in Nantes

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pont de la Vallee, Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens, Domaine de la Grange, Salines de Millac, SKYWAY Simulation
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SKYWAY Simulation ©
SKYWAY Simulation
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

4
nights
Angers

Angers ©
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: Maison du Parc (in Montsoreau), Musee des Blindes (in Saumur) and Fontevraud-l'Abbaye (Eglise Saint Michel & Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Angers, admire the local landmark of Fontaine Monumentale, view the masterpieces at Art Chapel Gallery, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Angers visit planning app .

You can take a train from Nantes to Angers in an hour. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Angers can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Le Mans.

Things to do in Angers

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Puy-Notre-Dame, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Musee des Blindes, Maison du Parc, Zoo de La Fleche
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Zoo de La Fleche ©
Zoo de La Fleche
Chateau d'Angers ©
Chateau d'Angers
Art Chapel Gallery ©
Art Chapel Gallery

4
nights
Le Mans

Le Mans ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Le Mans: Le Moulin de Thevalles (in Chemere-le-Roi), Musee Cafetieres et compagnie (in Chateau du Loir) and Le Paradis de la Charnie (in Saint-Symphorien). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de la Visitation, appreciate the history behind Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, bet on your favorite at Circuit permanent des 24 Heures du Mans, and get to know the fascinating history of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Le Mans trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Angers to Le Mans takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February in Le Mans, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Nogent Le Bernard.

Things to do in Le Mans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Laval, Le Paradis de la Charnie, Faienceries d'Art de Malicorne, Memorial des Deportes de la Mayenne, Musee Cafetieres et compagnie
Highlights from your plan
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum ©
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum
Chapelle de la Visitation ©
Chapelle de la Visitation
Arche de la Nature ©
Arche de la Nature

2
nights
Nogent Le Bernard

Nogent Le Bernard ©
O'Gliss Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), cool off at O'Gliss Park, stop by Cidrerie Traditionnelle du Perche, then get engrossed in the history at Ecomusee du Perche, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Francois. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Prieure de Vivoin, examine the collection at Le Musee du Velo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Potager de Bonnetable.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nogent Le Bernard trip maker site .

Getting from Le Mans to Nogent Le Bernard by car takes about an hour. In February, daytime highs in Nogent Le Bernard are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Nogent Le Bernard

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Le Jardin Francois, Le Jardin Potager de Bonnetable, Le Musee du Velo, Cidrerie Traditionnelle du Perche, Ecomusee du Perche
Highlights from your plan
O'Gliss Park ©
O'Gliss Park
Ecomusee du Perche ©
Ecomusee du Perche
Le Jardin Francois ©
Le Jardin Francois

3
nights
Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Les Epesses: L'Abbaye Saint-Vincent (in Nieul-sur-l'Autise), Airways College (in Cholet) and La Cabane (in Maillezais).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Les Epesses trip builder tool .

You can drive from Nogent Le Bernard to Les Epesses in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Les Epesses can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cholet, Les jardins de William Christie, Musee national de lattre de tassigny, Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, La Cabane
Highlights from your plan
Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Airways College ©
Airways College
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption ©
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption

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nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne

Les Sables-d'Olonne ©
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: West Aventure (in Saint-Reverend), La Feerie des Santons (in Beaulieu-sous-la-Roche) and Drift Away (in Mouilleron Le Captif). There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Mission Decouverte, steep yourself in history at Dolmen de la Frebouchere, make a trip to La Bourrine a Rosalie, and stop by Verrerie d'Art de Bourgenay.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Les Sables-d'Olonne online vacation planner .

You can drive from Les Epesses to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to La-Baule-Escoublac.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wineries

Side Trips

La Feerie des Santons, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Drift Away, La Bourrine a Rosalie, West Aventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolmen de la Frebouchere ©
Dolmen de la Frebouchere
Mission Decouverte ©
Mission Decouverte
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste

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nights
La-Baule-Escoublac

La-Baule-Escoublac ©
La Baule-Escoublac, commonly referred to as La Baule, is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.A century-old seaside resort in southern Brittany with beautiful villas, casino, luxury hotels and an original mix of old Breton and exclusive seaside culture with a 12 kilometer-long sand beach, La Baule has long been home to French high society's seaside residences. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La-Baule-Escoublac: Cavavin (in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins) and Brigantine Brasserie de la Cote de Jade (in Pornic). There's much more to do: get your game on at Green Parc, take in the waterfront at Front de Mer, enjoy some diversion at Turing Escape Game, and pause for some serene contemplation at Espace Culturel Chapelle Sainte Anne.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the La-Baule-Escoublac trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Les Sables-d'Olonne to La-Baule-Escoublac takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in La-Baule-Escoublac are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in La-Baule-Escoublac

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saint-Nazaire, Guerande, Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, Le Croisic, Eglise Saint Guenole
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint Guenole ©
Eglise Saint Guenole
Espace Culturel Chapelle Sainte Anne ©
Paroisse Saint Nicolas de l'Estuaire ©
Paroisse Saint Nicolas de l'Estuaire