7 days in Nantes, Saint-Malo & Mont-Saint-Michel Itinerary

7 days in Nantes, Saint-Malo & Mont-Saint-Michel Itinerary

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Nantes
— 3 nights
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Saint-Malo
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel
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Nantes — 3 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes and Cite Medievale. Get some cultural insight at Les Machines de L'ile and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Tiffauges in Tiffauges (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Arts de Nantes, get engrossed in the history at Musee Jules Verne, and examine the collection at Le Maille-Breze.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip planner.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Nantes Atlantique Airport, Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport and La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport. In April, daytime highs in Nantes are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You'll set off for Saint-Malo on the 4th (Mon).
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Saint-Malo — 1 night

Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Pointe du Decolle and then stroll through Longchamps Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Malo trip site.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Saint-Malo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Saint-Malo are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
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Mont-Saint-Michel — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 5th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Mer et de l'Ecologie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Champs, and finally hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Grand Degre, pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel, and then contemplate the long history of Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel sightseeing tool.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Mont-Saint-Michel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
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