11 days in Maine et Loire Itinerary

11 days in Maine et Loire Itinerary

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Angers

— 10 nights

City of Flowers

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau d'Angers and Musee Lurcat. Get out of town with these interesting Angers side-trips: Saumur (Ackerman, Eglise Saint-Pierre de Saumur, &more), Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale (in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye) and Chateau de Breze (in Breze). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du Ralliement, step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Plessis-Bourre, and appreciate the history behind Maison d'Adam.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Angers holiday maker.

Paris to Angers is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Angers are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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Maine et Loire travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Theme Parks
With 368 km (230 miles) of Atlantic Ocean coast, this is a region rich with picturesque ports, renowned seaside resorts, salt marshes, and a strong maritime tradition. As a vivacious region, it hosts two legendary races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans car races in June and the Vendée Globe sailing races in November. With five departments, the majority of the famous châteaux of the Loire Valley are located in the Centre region, and not in the Pays de la Loire, despite the name. However, you will be happy to find that the weather is mild, and conducive to biking, strolling, boating, and sightseeing around the region to discover its wealth of attractions, such as its vineyards and wineries from Saumur to Anjou.