Ambrieres-les-Vallees is located approximately 140 miles (225 kilometers) from Paris, the country's capital.
Don't restrict yourself to Ambrieres-les-Vallees, because Pays de la Loire features a treasure trove natural and man-made attractions waiting to be explored. Bagnoles-de-l'Orne, lies roughly 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the southwest. Here you can check out the Bagnoles de l'Orne Casino and Firefighters Museum.
Approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast of Ambrieres-les-Vallees is Le Mans, a regional city where you'll find Musee de Tesse, 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum and Abbaye de l'Epau. Bugatti Circuit, St-Julien Cathedral and MM Arena a few of the other attractions worth checking out for those who have time left.
For an outdoor cultural activity that everyone will like, be sure to visit the region's open-air markets and gardens. To learn about local culture, visit Pays de la Loire's history museums.
Specialized tours are a fascinating way to experience the places most visitors never see. So consider signing up for one of the city walking tours, guided nature walks and cycling tours.
When it's time to head back to your friends at home, you'll be bidding this special place a sad Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell).