39 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

39 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Le Croisic
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Port-Saint-Pere
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Talmont Saint Hilaire
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Les Epesses
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
La Fleche
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Philadelphia

5
nights
Le Croisic

Le Croisic ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ocearium du Croisic and Plage de Port-Kennet. Venture out of the city with trips to Luka Land (in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins), Saint-Nazaire (Sous-Marin l'Espadon, Escal'Atlantic, &more) and Chateau de Ranrouet (in Herbignac).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Le Croisic route planning app.

Philadelphia, USA to Le Croisic is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Le Croisic, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port-Saint-Pere.

Things to do in Le Croisic

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint-Nazaire, La-Baule-Escoublac, Guerande, Batz-sur-Mer, Luka Land
Highlights from your plan
Ocearium du Croisic ©
Ocearium du Croisic
Sous-Marin l'Espadon ©
Sous-Marin l'Espadon
Chateau de Ranrouet ©
Chateau de Ranrouet

6
nights
Port-Saint-Pere

Port-Saint-Pere ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Planete Sauvage and Les Machines de L'ile. Explore Port-Saint-Pere's surroundings by going to Nantes (Gare de Nantes, Jardin Ile de Versailles, &more), Zoo La Boissiere du Dore (in La Boissiere du Dore) and Logis de la Chabotterie (in Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon). Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Legendia Parc.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port-Saint-Pere trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Le Croisic to Port-Saint-Pere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Talmont Saint Hilaire.

Things to do in Port-Saint-Pere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nantes, Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Canal de la Martiniere, Zoo La Boissiere du Dore, Legendia Parc
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Planete Sauvage ©
Planete Sauvage

6
nights
Talmont Saint Hilaire

Talmont Saint Hilaire ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Château de Talmont and Chateau des Aventuriers. Get out of town with these interesting Talmont Saint Hilaire side-trips: Jardin des Olfacties (in Coex), Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes) and Plage des Belugas (in La Faute sur Mer). Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Indian Forest.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Talmont Saint Hilaire day trip planning website.

Getting from Port-Saint-Pere to Talmont Saint Hilaire by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. April in Talmont Saint Hilaire sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Talmont Saint Hilaire

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Sables-d'Olonne, Clocher Panoramique de l'Ile d'Olonne, Indian Forest, Jardin des Olfacties, Boisvinet Beach
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Aventuriers ©
Chateau des Aventuriers
Le Grand Defi ©
Le Grand Defi
Zoo des Sables d'Olonne ©
Zoo des Sables d'Olonne

7
nights
Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Puy du Fou and La Cite des Oiseaux. Get out of town with these interesting Les Epesses side-trips: Fontenay-le-Comte (Fonderie d'Art & Donjon Des Cimes), Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (in Vouvant) and Abbaye de Maillezais (in Maillezais).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Les Epesses online journey planner.

Getting from Talmont Saint Hilaire to Les Epesses by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Les Epesses sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cholet, Mesnard-la-Barotiere, Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, Fontenay-le-Comte, La Cie Les Passagers du Vent
Highlights from your plan
Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges
Manoir des Sciences de Reaumur ©
Manoir des Sciences de Reaumur

6
nights
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine and Le Cadre Noir. Change things up with these side-trips from Fontevraud-l'Abbaye: Terre de Rose Distillerie (in Doue-la-Fontaine), Autour du Pot (in Montreuil-Bellay) and Parc de l'Etang (in Brissac-Quince).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fontevraud-l'Abbaye trip itinerary planning app.

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 do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to La Fleche.

Things to do in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saumur, Doue-la-Fontaine, Montsoreau, Montreuil-Bellay, Chateau de Breze
Highlights from your plan
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine ©
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine
Le Cadre Noir ©
Le Cadre Noir

7
nights
La Fleche

La Fleche ©
La Flèche is a town and commune in the French department of Sarthe, in the Pays de la Loire region in the Loire Valley. Family-friendly places like Zoo de La Fleche and Le Refuge de l'Arche will thrill your kids. Explore La Fleche's surroundings by going to Angers (Terra Botanica, Cathedrale St-Maurice, &more), Chateau du Plessis-Bourre (in Ecuille) and Chateau de Brissac (in Brissac-Quince). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Papea Parc. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arche de la Nature, make a trip to La Cite du Lait- LactopoleR, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montgeoffroy, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet.

You can plan La Fleche trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Fontevraud-l'Abbaye to La Fleche in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in La Fleche sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in La Fleche

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Le Mans, Angers, Chateau du Plessis-Bourre, Chateau de Serrant, La Cite du Lait- LactopoleR
Highlights from your plan
Zoo de La Fleche ©
Zoo de La Fleche
Terra Botanica ©
Terra Botanica
Papea Parc ©
Papea Parc