9 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

9 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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9 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Nantes
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Les Sables-d'Olonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Angers
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Rome

2
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Village de Kerhinet, then steep yourself in history at Le Grand Blockhaus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Guenole, and finally examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip itinerary planning site .

Rome, Italy to Nantes is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in September, expect Nantes to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Batz-sur-Mer, Village de Kerhinet, Chateau de Clisson, Chateau de Tiffauges
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Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes ©
Chateau de Tiffauges ©
Chateau de Tiffauges
Le Grand Blockhaus ©
Le Grand Blockhaus

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. Explore hidden gems such as Abbaye de Maillezais and Le Musee du Blockhaus Hopital. Get some cultural insight at Embarcadere de l'Abbaye and Château de Talmont. Get out of town with these interesting Les Sables-d'Olonne side-trips: Prehisto'site du CAIRN (in Saint-Hilaire-la-Foret), Eglise Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (in Fontenay-le-Comte) and Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise (in Nieul-sur-l'Autise). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vendee Miniature, go for a walk through Prieure Saint Nicolas, hike along Le sentier de la Pointe du Payre, and head outdoors with La Folie de Finfarine.

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Take a train from Nantes to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Les Sables-d'Olonne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Angers.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Maillezais, Vendee Miniature, Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Château de Talmont, Le sentier de la Pointe du Payre
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Abbaye de Maillezais ©
Abbaye de Maillezais
Vendee Miniature ©
Vendee Miniature
Château de Talmont ©
Château de Talmont

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale St-Maurice and Chateau du Plessis-Bourre. Step off the beaten path and head to Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and Galerie David d'Angers. Change things up with these side-trips from Angers: Pierre et Lumiere (in Saumur), Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay (in Montreuil-Bellay) and Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres (in Doue-la-Fontaine). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Serrant, take in nature's colorful creations at Musee Robert Tatin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de la Perrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Angers visit planner.

You can drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Angers in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Angers sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pierre et Lumiere, Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay, Chateau de Serrant, Jardin de la Perrine, Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier
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Chateau de Serrant ©
Chateau de Serrant
Chateau du Plessis-Bourre ©
Chateau du Plessis-Bourre