8 days in Nantes & Loire Valley Itinerary

8 days in Nantes & Loire Valley Itinerary

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Tours
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Nantes

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Explore Nantes' surroundings by going to La Rochelle (Aquarium La Rochelle & Vieux Port). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantes vacation builder app.

Venice, Italy to Nantes is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in August, with highs in Nantes at 29°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Tours.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

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Tours

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Amboise (Chateau Royal d'Amboise & Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci) and Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien and admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tours trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nantes to Tours in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tours are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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