4 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

4 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pays de la Loire vacation planner

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Nantes
— 2 nights
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Saumur
— 1 night
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Chateau de Brissac (in Brissac-Quince) and Angers (La Maison des Artisans, Maison d'Adam, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, take a tour of Belem, and see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nantes trip planner.

Paris to Nantes is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Saumur

— 1 night

Pearl of Anjou

Saumur is a famous historic town known for its locally grown mushrooms and for their production of a number of regional wines and celebrated Combier liqueurs.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musee des Blindes, then admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Breze.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saumur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Saumur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Saumur, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites · Museums

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.