8 days in Vendee Itinerary

8 days in Vendee Itinerary

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8 days in Vendee Itinerary

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

1
night
Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier

Noirmoutier en l'Ile ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Le Passage du Gois, identify plant and animal life at L'Ile aux Papillons, then make a trip to Castle-Museum of Noirmoutier en L'isle, and finally identify plant and animal life at Marais du Mullembourg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Noirmoutier en l'Ile route builder .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Noirmoutier en l'Ile is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Noirmoutier en l'Ile is somewhat warmer than Newcastle upon Tyne - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Noirmoutier en l'Ile

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

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. Château de Talmont and Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Aquarium de Vendee and Vendee Evasion Parachutisme. Get out of town with these interesting Les Sables-d'Olonne side-trips: La Folie de Finfarine (in Poiroux) and Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo des Sables d'Olonne.

Plan my day in Les Sables-d'Olonne using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Noirmoutier en l'Ile to Les Sables-d'Olonne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Les Sables-d'Olonne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can 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
Aquarium de Vendee ©
Aquarium de Vendee
Château de Talmont ©
Château de Talmont

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Natur'zoo de Mervent, steep yourself in history at Nieul-sur-l'Autise Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Maillezais Abbey, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Embarcadere de l'Abbaye.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Maillezais trip planner .

You can drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Maillezais in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Maillezais are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tiffauges.

Things to do in Maillezais

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Natur'zoo de Mervent
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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 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Logis de la Chabotterie, get engrossed in the history at Historial of Vendee, and then hike along La Maison de la Riviere. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tiffauges.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiffauges trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Maillezais to Tiffauges takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tiffauges are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tiffauges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Maison de la Riviere, Logis de la Chabotterie, 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