5 day Western France itinerary from Paris in 15 pictures

Western France is an amazing part of the country to visit. Following this itinerary, you will see Nantes, the historic capital of Brittany, now the capital of the Pays de la Loire region. You will also see the current capital of Brittany Rennes and Corsair City St-Malo located in Brittany as well. Before getting back to Paris, finish your trip in a jewel of Normandy, Mont Saint Michel. This schedule is intended for the use of public transportation, but there is no issue with driving a car if preferred.

Day 1 Paris

Arriving in Paris. A walk of your choice to catch a few of the main sights.12 paris france thesanetravel.com 1560748

11paris france thesanetravel.com 1580299Having just one day in Paris will make you busy. If you decide to have more time these unusual things in Paris might be for you. Make sure to choose your hotel near Gare Montparnasse train station as I recommend the next day you choose an early morning fast low-fare Ouigo train to Nantes. Dinner and overnight in Paris. Stay at 4 stars Monsieur Cadet Hotel & Spa.13 hotel paris france thesanetravel.com 1580200

Day 2 Nantes

Immerse yourself in the historic capital of Brittany with so many things to see.20nantes france thesanetravel.com 156079821nantes france thesanetravel.com 1560962Dinner and overnight in Nantes. Read more about things to do in Nantes clicking this link. Stay at 4 stars Aparthotel Adagio Nantes Centre.22 hotel nantes france thesanetravel.com 1570182

Day 3 Saint-Malo

Take 2 and a half hour morning train ride to Saint-Malo, changing trains in Rennes. There is an option to ask your hotel in Rennes where you will stay this night to keep your luggage and continue travelling light to St-Malo as there are no luggage services available there. When in Saint-Malo, walk the ramparts and catch a boat to Dinard and then back.30saint malo france thesanetravel.com 157063131dinard france thesanetravel.com 1570706Read more about things to do in St-Malo clicking this link. Take a one-hour train ride back to Rennes. Overnight in Rennes. Stay at Chez Marnie et Mister H B&B.32 hotel rennes france thesanetravel.com 1570377

Day 4 Rennes to Mont St Michel

Spend the morning and early afternoon in Rennes, admiring its many historic half-timbered buildings and other places of interest.40rennes france thesanetravel.com 157036641rennes france thesanetravel.com 1570492Read more about things to do in Rennes clicking this link. Make sure you catch the last bus to Mont Saint Michel before 5 pm. Check the timetable clicking this link. Sunset and overnight in Mont Saint Michel.42mont saint michel france thesanetravel.com 1570847Stay at Auberge Saint Pierre.43 mont saint michel france thesanetravel.com 1580092

Day 5 Mont Saint Michel and back to Paris

A morning visit to the Abbey, a leisurely walk downhill, enjoying the village atmosphere.50mont saint michel france thesanetravel.com 1580159Lunch at La Mère Poulard Micheline restaurant. Travelling back to Paris through Rennes.51mont saint michel france thesanetravel.com 1580179Read about how to get to Mont Saint Michel by public transport and see pictures of this stunning place clicking this link. Want to explore more of France? Check amazing places to visit in the South of France!
Like it? Pin it!Western France is an awesome part of the country to visit. Following this itinerary, you will see Nantes, a historic capital of Brittany. You will also see the current capital of Brittany Rennes and Corsair city Saint-Malo also in Brittany. Before getting back to Paris, visit a jewel of Normandy, Mont Saint Michel. This itinerary is designed to use public transport but there would be no problem with going by car. #westernfrance #travelitinerary #visitfrance #travelblog # travelphotography

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  • Updated by Anita on May 5, 2024
  • Author: Anita Sane

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    Anita is a part-time traveller, passionate photographer and a retired career woman from Latvia, 
    travelling mostly solo for more than 15 years. She is a skilled travel planner who plans and executes her travels by herself. Anita wants to show you how to travel the world and open your mind to new experiences. Follow her on FacebookInstagramPinterestTwitter and Bloglovin.


    Great Post and Nice Article.All of the Photos are so good .I like it.Thanks for sharing.
    Beautiful shots!! I didn't love Paris (sadly) during my extremely brief time in France, but this gives me hope to go back!! The other cities you showcased are beautiful, and definitely seem worth another visit!! Thanks for the great post :)

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