10 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

10 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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Nantes
— 3 nights
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Angers
— 4 nights
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Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
— 1 night
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Les Epesses
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Nantes — 3 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nantes: Planete Sauvage (in Port-Saint-Pere) and Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nantes trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Nantes is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Angers.
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Angers — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Angers side-trips: Musee des Blindes (in Saumur), Zoo de La Fleche (in La Fleche) and Doue-la-Fontaine (Bioparc - Zoo de Doue la Fontaine & Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, get in on the family fun at Terra Botanica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, and admire the masterpieces at Chateau de Brissac.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Angers online holiday planner.

Drive from Nantes to Angers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Angers are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye.
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Fontevraud-l'Abbaye — 1 night

On the 6th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Clos des Cordeliers - Domaine Ratron, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Breze, and then admire the striking features of Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fontevraud-l'Abbaye trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Angers to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Les Epesses.
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Les Epesses — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Puy du Fou, explore the activities along L’Etang Aujardiere, and then walk around Parc Oriental de Maulevrier.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Les Epesses trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fontevraud-l'Abbaye to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Pays de la Loire travel guide

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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.
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