8 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

8 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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Nantes
— 1 night
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Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier
— 1 night
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Saint-Jean-de-Monts
— 2 nights
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Talmont Saint Hilaire
— 1 night
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Angers
— 2 nights
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Nantes

— 1 night

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo La Boissiere du Dore.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantes travel planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Nantes is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Aberdeen to Nantes, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Aberdeen in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nantes: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Noirmoutier en l'Ile.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier

— 1 night
On the 19th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Marais du Mullembourg, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Sableaux, then head outdoors with Plage des Dames, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Philbert.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noirmoutier en l'Ile trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Nantes to Noirmoutier en l'Ile in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Jean-de-Monts.

Things to do in Noirmoutier en l'Ile

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

— 2 nights
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 20th (Tue), make a trip to Le Moulin de Raire, then make a trip to Moulin des Gourmands, then see the interesting displays at Vendee Miniature, and finally make a trip to Le Remblai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at La Corniche vendeenne, don't miss a visit to Le Trou du Diable, then stroll through La Plage de Saint-Jean-de-Monts, and finally stroll around Explora Parc.

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Saint-Jean-de-Monts is very close to Noirmoutier en l'Ile. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Talmont Saint Hilaire.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Talmont Saint Hilaire

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at La Plage Du Veillon, then trek along Le sentier de la Pointe du Payre, and then head outdoors with La Folie de Finfarine.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Talmont Saint Hilaire trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Jean-de-Monts to Talmont Saint Hilaire takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Talmont Saint Hilaire are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Talmont Saint Hilaire

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Angers

— 2 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
On the 23rd (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de La Fleche, make a trip to Maison d'Adam, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galerie David d'Angers, then get to know the resident critters at Le Jardin des Kangourous, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Angers travel planner.

Getting from Talmont Saint Hilaire to Angers by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · 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.