39 days in Vendee Itinerary

39 days in Vendee Itinerary

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39 days in Vendee Itinerary

Start: Nantes
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Les Epesses
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maillezais
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Talmont Saint Hilaire
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ile d'Yeu
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Saint-Jean-de-Monts
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Nantes

6
nights
Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Les Epesses: Logis de la Chabotterie (in Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon), La Roche-sur-Yon (Room Escape Games, Les Animaux de la Place, & more) and La Maison de la Riviere (in Saint-Georges-de-Montaigu).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Les Epesses trip maker .

Nantes to Les Epesses is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Les Epesses, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Maillezais.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Roche-sur-Yon, Vouvant, Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine, Les Herbiers
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges
Room Escape Games

6
nights
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. Maillezais is known for historic sites, shopping, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Embarcadere de l'Abbaye, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Eulalie, don't miss a visit to Eglise saint Nicolas, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Natur'zoo de Mervent.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maillezais trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Les Epesses to Maillezais takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel to Talmont Saint Hilaire.

Things to do in Maillezais

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Benet, Parc des Marais Poitevin, Natur'zoo de Mervent, Brasserie la Cibulle
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Natur'zoo de Mervent ©
Natur'zoo de Mervent
Abbaye de Maillezais ©
Abbaye de Maillezais
Brasserie la Cibulle ©
Brasserie la Cibulle

7
nights
Talmont Saint Hilaire

Talmont Saint Hilaire ©
Get out of town with these interesting Talmont Saint Hilaire side-trips: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in La Tranche sur Mer), Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes) and Vendee Miniature (in Bretignolles Sur Mer).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Talmont Saint Hilaire road trip planning tool .

Getting from Maillezais to Talmont Saint Hilaire by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ile d'Yeu.

Things to do in Talmont Saint Hilaire

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

La Tranche sur Mer, L'Ile-d'Olonne, Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits, Le Grand Defi, Potager Extraordinaire
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Le Grand Defi ©
Le Grand Defi
Château de Talmont ©
Château de Talmont
Aquarium de Vendee ©
Aquarium de Vendee

6
nights
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu ©
Ile d'Yeu is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, outdoors, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Ile d'Yeu, make a trip to La Chapelle de la Meule, get outside with Pointe du But, and go for a stroll along the water at Port of Millstone.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ile d'Yeu day trip website .

Getting from Talmont Saint Hilaire to Ile d'Yeu by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Noirmoutier en l'Ile.

Things to do in Ile d'Yeu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Pointe du But ©
Pointe du But
Ile d'Yeu ©
Ile d'Yeu
Port of Millstone ©
Port of Millstone

6
nights
Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier

Noirmoutier en l'Ile ©
Noirmoutier en l'Ile is known for historic sites, beaches, shopping, wildlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Madeleine Beach, identify plant and animal life at L'Ile aux Papillons, step into the grandiose world of Castle-Museum of Noirmoutier en L'isle, and stop by Biscuiterie Les Petits Cagniotes.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Noirmoutier en l'Ile trip planner .

You can drive from Ile d'Yeu to Noirmoutier en l'Ile in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. You'll set off for Saint-Jean-de-Monts on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Noirmoutier en l'Ile

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Gueriniere, Ile de Noirmoutier
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Plage des Dames ©
Plage des Dames
Laser Game Noirmoutier ©
Laser Game Noirmoutier

7
nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Jean-de-Monts: Moulin des Gourmands (in Saint-Reverend), Vendee Evasion Parachutisme (in Chateau-d'Olonne) and Les Sables-d'Olonne (Museum du Coquillage, Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte, & more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Explora Parc, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, ride a horse along Nelly's Ranch, and kick back and relax at La Plage de Saint-Jean-de-Monts.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint-Jean-de-Monts visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Noirmoutier en l'Ile to Saint-Jean-de-Monts takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saint-Jean-de-Monts are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Les Sables-d'Olonne, Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Le Moulin de Raire, Le Passage du Gois
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Explora Parc ©
Explora Parc
Le Passage du Gois ©
Le Passage du Gois
Nelly's Ranch ©
Nelly's Ranch