7 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

7 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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7 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

Start: London
+2
train + bus + train:  4​h 45​min
1
Le Mans
— 1 night
2
Nantes
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Les Epesses
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Talmont Saint Hilaire
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
La Gueriniere, Ile de Noirmoutier
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
End: London

1
night
Le Mans

Le Mans ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans and then see the interesting displays at 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Le Mans trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Le Mans is an approximately 5-hour train ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Le Mans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Le Mans can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Nantes.

Things to do in Le Mans

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Zoo de La Fleche
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Zoo de La Fleche ©
Zoo de La Fleche
Arche de la Nature ©
Arche de la Nature
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum ©
24 Hours of Le Mans Museum

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Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 29th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nantes online holiday builder .

Take a train from Le Mans to Nantes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

2
nights
Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Le Puy du Fou. On your second day here, stroll through La Cite des Oiseaux, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tiffauges, and then hike along La Maison de la Riviere.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Les Epesses road trip planner .

You can drive from Nantes to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Talmont Saint Hilaire.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

La Cite des Oiseaux, Chateau de Tiffauges, La Maison de la Riviere
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Le Puy du Fou ©
Le Puy du Fou
Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges
La Maison de la Riviere ©
La Maison de la Riviere

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night
Talmont Saint Hilaire

Talmont Saint Hilaire ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Château de Talmont, find something for the whole family at Labyrinthe En Delire, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aquarium de Vendee, and finally stop by Vins sur 20.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Talmont Saint Hilaire trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Les Epesses to Talmont Saint Hilaire takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Talmont Saint Hilaire are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to La Gueriniere.

Things to do in Talmont Saint Hilaire

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Labyrinthe En Delire ©
Labyrinthe En Delire
Aquarium de Vendee ©
Aquarium de Vendee

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night
La Gueriniere, Ile de Noirmoutier

La Gueriniere ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Le Musee des Traditions de l'Ile, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Blockhaus R627, and then look for all kinds of wild species at L'Ile aux Papillons.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the La Gueriniere itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Talmont Saint Hilaire to La Gueriniere takes 1.5 hours. June in La Gueriniere sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in La Gueriniere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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L'Ile aux Papillons ©
L'Ile aux Papillons
Le Musee des Traditions de l'Ile ©
Blockhaus R627 ©
Blockhaus R627