7 days in Nantes & Bordeaux Itinerary

7 days in Nantes & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Nantes
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Bordeaux
— 3 nights
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Nantes

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes. Take a break from the city and head to Marais du Mullembourg and Plage de Chatelaillon. Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Chateau de Tigne Vins Gerard Depardieu (in Tigne), Galerie David d'Angers (in Angers) and Spas (in Chatelaillon-Plage). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Sableaux, stop by Village de Trentemoult, and take a stroll through Place Graslin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantes online sightseeing planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Nantes is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Nantes due to the time zone difference. In December in Nantes, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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Bordeaux

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to Port of the Moon and Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau). Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau Beaurang and Chateau de Reignac. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion (Chateau Cantenac & Chateau Laniote), Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc) and Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron (in Cussac-Fort-Medoc). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Bordeaux, savor the flavors at Chateau Marquis de Vauban, examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bordeaux tour planner.

Getting from Nantes to Bordeaux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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