11 days in Vendee Itinerary

11 days in Vendee Itinerary

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11 days in Vendee Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Ile d'Yeu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Les Sables-d'Olonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Maillezais
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Tiffauges
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

1
night
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Vieux-Château, step off the mainland to explore Ile d'Yeu, then take in the waterfront activity at Port of Millstone, and finally make a trip to Port des Vieilles. On your second day here, head outdoors with Pointe du But, then head outdoors with Plage de l'Anse des Soux, and then pause for some serene contemplation at L'Eglise de Saint-Sauveur.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ile d'Yeu itinerary planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Ile d'Yeu is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Ile d'Yeu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July; daily highs in Ile d'Yeu reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Noirmoutier en l'Ile.

Things to do in Ile d'Yeu

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Ile d'Yeu ©
Ile d'Yeu
Vieux-Château ©
Vieux-Château
L'Eglise de Saint-Sauveur ©
L'Eglise de Saint-Sauveur

2
nights
Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier

Noirmoutier en l'Ile ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Le Passage du Gois, then look for all kinds of wild species at L'Ile aux Papillons, then explore the historical opulence of Castle-Museum of Noirmoutier en L'isle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Marais du Mullembourg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Sableaux, then stroll through Madeleine Beach, and then look for gifts at Biscuiterie Les Petits Cagniotes.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Noirmoutier en l'Ile day trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ile d'Yeu to Noirmoutier en l'Ile in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Noirmoutier en l'Ile, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Noirmoutier en l'Ile

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

L'Ile aux Papillons, Le Passage du Gois
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L'Ile aux Papillons ©
L'Ile aux Papillons
Le Passage du Gois ©
Le Passage du Gois

3
nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne

Les Sables-d'Olonne ©
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Escape the urban bustle at Aquarium de Vendee and Zoo des Sables d'Olonne. Get a sense of the local culture at Château de Talmont and Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Les Sables-d'Olonne: La Folie de Finfarine (in Poiroux) and Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Vendee Evasion Parachutisme.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Les Sables-d'Olonne attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Noirmoutier en l'Ile to Les Sables-d'Olonne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maillezais.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Outdoors Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Talmont Saint Hilaire, Le Grand Defi, La Folie de Finfarine
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Vendee Evasion Parachutisme ©
Vendee Evasion Parachutisme
Château de Talmont ©
Château de Talmont
Aquarium de Vendee ©
Aquarium de Vendee

1
night
Maillezais

Maillezais ©
Maillezais is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.It was once an island in the Marais Poitevin, until monks of the Maillezais Abbey dug canals in the 13th century. On the 31st (Wed), meet the residents at Natur'zoo de Mervent, contemplate the long history of Nieul-sur-l'Autise Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Maillezais Abbey, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadere de l'Abbaye.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Maillezais trip planner .

Traveling by car from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Maillezais takes 1.5 hours. July in Maillezais sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tiffauges.

Things to do in Maillezais

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Natur'zoo de Mervent, Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise
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Abbaye de Maillezais ©
Abbaye de Maillezais
Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise ©
Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise
Natur'zoo de Mervent ©
Natur'zoo de Mervent

2
nights
Tiffauges

Tiffauges ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tiffauges and then contemplate the waterfront views at La Cite des Oiseaux. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Logis de la Chabotterie and then get engrossed in the history at Historial of Vendee.

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You can drive from Maillezais to Tiffauges in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiffauges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Logis de la Chabotterie, La Cite des Oiseaux, Historial of Vendee
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Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges
Logis de la Chabotterie ©
Logis de la Chabotterie
Historial of Vendee ©
Historial of Vendee