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Nantes and the Western Loire Valley (Self Drive)

6 to 9+ Nights from $429*
* This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 9/8/2024. Choose your own arrival dates.

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This 6 night sample itinerary includes:

  • Rental Car for 7 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Nantes
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Western Loire Area
  • Hotel for 1 night in Nantes
  • Driving Time
    Nantes - Western Loire Area: 1 hr. 45 mins/ 2 hrs. approx.
    Western Loire Area - Nantes: 1 hr. 45 mins/ 2 hrs. approx.

A favorite vacation package that allows you to experience the best of France on your own terms with a Rental Car. Spend a pleasant stay in Nantes (is a city full of interesting landmarks like the castle and the cathedral; and famous for its vineyards that produce white wine). After that, experience The Western Loire Valley Region (as the Loire River runs west towards the Atlantic, the region is full of lush countryside, sun-drenched beaches, magnificent Chateaux`s like the Angers, medieval castles for history and fairytale towers, fantastic wines, and horse breeding history). In addition to the incredible scenery, you will enjoy an unforgettable stay in Pays Nantais and Anjou-Saumur areas, on the Atlantic coast of western France - famous wine regions of the Loire Valley -; with its famous Muscadet and Sancerre dry wines, perfect for wine-tastings. Finally, get back to Nantes for one last stay, before returning home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Flexible Itinerary

  • Nantes

  • Loire Valley - Western Loire

  • Nantes

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Trip Summary

  • Nantes

    Attractively situated on islands in the estuary of France's mighty Loire River, the solid city of Nantes exudes an air of importance and historical significance. It is a wealthy industrial port, its architectural heritage reflecting its past achievements, from the medieval remnants in the narrow streets of pedestrianised Bouffay. Many famous people, from Molière to Stendhal, have lived here. Nantes is now home to high-tech industries, it has some 30,000 college students.

    Visit St. Peters' and St. Pauls' Cathedral, The Arts Museum, Château des ducs de Bretagne, Jules Verne Museum, Jardin des Plantes, and more!

  • Loire Valley - Western Loire

    The Western Loire area of Loire Valley is known as the 'valley of the kings' due to its royal past and their legacy of châteaux, abbeys, romantic churches and manor houses. The landscape is dominated by the Loire valley and the longest river in France. Main points include Le Mans-Laval, Saumur/Fontevraud, Angers and the very popular city of Nantes, all the way to the Peninsula of Guerande making way to the mighty Atlantic Visit Chalonnes-sur-Loire, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Les Ponts-de-Ce, Montreuil-Bellay.

  • Nantes

    Attractively situated on islands in the estuary of France's mighty Loire River, the solid city of Nantes exudes an air of importance and historical significance. It is a wealthy industrial port, its architectural heritage reflecting its past achievements, from the medieval remnants in the narrow streets of pedestrianised Bouffay. Many famous people, from Molière to Stendhal, have lived here. Nantes is now home to high-tech industries, it has some 30,000 college students.

    Visit St. Peters' and St. Pauls' Cathedral, The Arts Museum, Château des ducs de Bretagne, Jules Verne Museum, Jardin des Plantes, and more!

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