27 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

27 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Nantes
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Nantes
— 4 nights
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Angers
— 4 nights
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Le Mans City
— 4 nights
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Nogent Le Bernard
— 2 nights
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Les Epesses
— 3 nights
Drive
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Les Sables-d'Olonne
— 3 nights
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La-Baule-Escoublac
— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nantes: Domaine de la Grange (in Mouzillon), Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens (in Saint-Denis-la-Chevasse) and Pont de la Vallee (in Clisson). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, get your game on at Solokart, walk around Parc de Proce, and see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantes travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Nantes is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Nantes, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Nantes: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Nantes

Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Angers: Fontevraud-l'Abbaye (Eglise Saint Michel & Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale), Maison du Parc (in Montsoreau) and Musee des Blindes (in Saumur). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Art Chapel Gallery, do a tasting at Domaine du Clos Saint Maur, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de La Fleche.

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Getting from Nantes to Angers by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Angers can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Le Mans City.

Things to do in Angers

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Le Mans City

— 4 nights

Racing Capital

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Mans City: Le Paradis de la Charnie (in Saint-Symphorien), Musee Cafetieres et compagnie (in Chateau du Loir) and Le Moulin de Thevalles (in Chemere-le-Roi). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, explore the world behind art at Faienceries d'Art de Malicorne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arche de la Nature, and get to know the fascinating history of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Le Mans City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Angers to Le Mans City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Le Mans City can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nogent Le Bernard.

Things to do in Le Mans City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nogent Le Bernard

— 2 nights
O'Gliss Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): cool off at O'Gliss Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cidrerie Traditionnelle du Perche, then get engrossed in the history at Ecomusee du Perche, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Francois. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prieure de Vivoin, examine the collection at Le Musee du Velo, and then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Potager de Bonnetable.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nogent Le Bernard trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Le Mans City to Nogent Le Bernard in 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 · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Epesses

— 3 nights
Explore Les Epesses' surroundings by going to La Cabane (in Maillezais), Musee national de lattre de tassigny (in Mouilleron-en-Pareds) and Airways College (in Cholet).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Les Epesses route planner.

You can drive from Nogent Le Bernard to Les Epesses in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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 La Feerie des Santons (in Beaulieu-sous-la-Roche), West Aventure (in Saint-Reverend) and Drift Away (in Mouilleron Le Captif). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Criee des Sables, do a tasting at La Cave des Vignerons, pause for some serene contemplation at La Chapelle Sainte-Ursule, and partake in some friendly competition at Mission Decouverte.

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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. In February, daytime highs in Les Sables-d'Olonne are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

La-Baule-Escoublac

— 5 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La-Baule-Escoublac: Brigantine Brasserie de la Cote de Jade (in Pornic) and Cavavin (in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins). The adventure continues: get your game on at Green Parc, don't miss a visit to Sentier D'interpretation du Pointeau, admire the architecture and history at Turing Escape Game-Guerande, and see the interesting displays at Musee Aeronautique de la Presqu'ile Cote d'Amour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read La-Baule-Escoublac holiday planner.

Drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to La-Baule-Escoublac in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in La-Baule-Escoublac can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La-Baule-Escoublac

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping

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.