7 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

7 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubuque
Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
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Saint-Jean-de-Monts
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Talmont Saint Hilaire
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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Saumur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Nantes
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Dubuque

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Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Saint-Jean-de-Monts ©
Saint-Jean-de-Monts is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.GeographyThe town is situated in the west of the département, between Notre-Dame-de-Monts and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. On the next day, explore the activities along Les Marais Salants de la Vie, see the interesting displays at Vendee Miniature, thenexplore by horseback at Nelly's Ranch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Plage de Saint-Jean-de-Monts.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Jean-de-Monts tour itinerary builder app.

Dubuque, USA to Saint-Jean-de-Monts is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dubuque to Saint-Jean-de-Monts due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubuque in June: highs in Saint-Jean-de-Monts hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Talmont Saint Hilaire.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Les Marais Salants de la Vie, Vendee Miniature
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Vendee Miniature ©
Vendee Miniature
Nelly's Ranch ©
Nelly's Ranch

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Talmont Saint Hilaire

Talmont Saint Hilaire ©
On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at La Plage Du Veillon, thenfind something for the whole family at Labyrinthe En Delire, and then get outside with La Folie de Finfarine.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Talmont Saint Hilaire day trip tool.

You can drive from Saint-Jean-de-Monts to Talmont Saint Hilaire in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Talmont Saint Hilaire, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Saumur.

Things to do in Talmont Saint Hilaire

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

La Folie de Finfarine
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La Plage Du Veillon ©
La Plage Du Veillon
Labyrinthe En Delire ©
Labyrinthe En Delire
La Folie de Finfarine ©
La Folie de Finfarine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, steep yourself in history at Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres, thenHead underground at Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier, thendo a tasting at Ackerman, and finally see the interesting displays at Pierre et Lumiere.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saumur trip planner.

Drive from Talmont Saint Hilaire to Saumur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Saumur

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres, Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier
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Pierre et Lumiere ©
Pierre et Lumiere
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay ©
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, view the masterpieces at Galerie Gaia, thensee the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nantes tour builder.

You can drive from Saumur to Nantes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Passage Pommeraye ©
Passage Pommeraye
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne