8 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

8 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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8 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Nantes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Les Epesses
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Angers
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantes: La Roseraie de Vendee (in Saint-Reverend), Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes) and Cite Medievale de Guerande (in Guerande). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, take a tour of Submarine l'Espadon, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nantes online sightseeing planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Nantes is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Nantes. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in September: highs in Nantes hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Les Epesses.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cite Medievale de Guerande, Submarine l'Espadon, Le Grand Defi, La Roseraie de Vendee
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes

1
night
Les Epesses

Les Epesses ©
On the 9th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tiffauges and then find something for the whole family at Le Puy du Fou.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Les Epesses online trip maker .

You can drive from Nantes to Les Epesses in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Les Epesses sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Les Epesses

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Tiffauges
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Puy du Fou ©
Puy du Fou
Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges

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Angers

Angers ©
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: Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale (in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye), Chateau de Breze (in Breze) and Musee des Blindes (in Saumur). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers, appreciate the history behind Maison d'Adam, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de La Fleche.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Angers itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Les Epesses to Angers takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Angers are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, Zoo de La Fleche, Musee des Blindes, Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale, Chateau de Breze
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Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine ©
Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine
Chateau d'Angers ©
Chateau d'Angers
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale ©
Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale