6 days in Nantes, Saint-Malo & Mont-Saint-Michel Itinerary

6 days in Nantes, Saint-Malo & Mont-Saint-Michel Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Nantes
1
Nantes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Saint-Malo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel
— 1 night
Shuttle + Train:  4 h 45 min
End: Nantes

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes and Musee d'Arts de Nantes. Get some cultural insight at Village de Trentemoult and Le Maille-Breze. Venture out of the city with trips to La Maison du Cidre (in Le Hezo), Place Henri IV (in Vannes) and Reserve Naturelle Marais de Sene (in Sene). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, don't miss a visit to Les Anneaux, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip planner.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Nantes Atlantique Airport, Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. In April in Nantes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Maison du Cidre, Place Henri IV, Reserve Naturelle Marais de Sene
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Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes ©
Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes
Village de Trentemoult ©
Village de Trentemoult
Musee d'Arts de Nantes ©
Musee d'Arts de Nantes

1
night
Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Epices Roellinger, then trek along GR 34, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pointe du Decolle, and finally stroll through Longchamps Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo trip website.

You can drive from Nantes to Saint-Malo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Saint-Malo, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Saint-Lunaire
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Longchamps Beach ©
Longchamps Beach
Pointe du Decolle ©
Pointe du Decolle
Epices Roellinger ©
Epices Roellinger

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night
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at Musee de la Mer et de l'Ecologie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, get engrossed in the history at Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel, then don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then don't miss a visit to Grand Degre, and finally steep yourself in history at Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in an hour. April in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums
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Chapelle Saint-Aubert ©
Chapelle Saint-Aubert
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel ©
Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel

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