7 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

7 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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7 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

Start: Nantes
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Nantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Les Epesses
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saumur
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
End: Nantes

2
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Explore Nantes' surroundings by going to Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes), Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte (in Les Sables-d'Olonne) and Angers (Chateau d'Angers & Art Chapel Gallery). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nantes trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Nantes. In September in Nantes, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Angers, Le Grand Defi, Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

1
night
Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): find something for the whole family at Puy du Fou and then contemplate the waterfront views at L’Etang Aujardiere.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Les Epesses trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Les Epesses takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou

3
nights
Saumur

Saumur ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Saumur to La Fleche to see Zoo de La Fleche about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, contemplate the long history of Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres, and examine the collection at Chateau-Musee de Saumur.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saumur travel planner.

Drive from Les Epesses to Saumur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Saumur

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Doue-la-Fontaine, Chateau de Breze, Zoo de La Fleche, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay
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Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale
Musee des Blindes ©
Musee des Blindes
Zoo de La Fleche ©
Zoo de La Fleche