10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Nantes
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Paris — 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Petit Palais and Musee des Arts Forains. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, and shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip site.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Paris is 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Nantes.
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Nantes — 4 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rochefort-en-terre and Manoir de l'Automobile. Step off the beaten path and head to Clocher Observatoire and Jardin Ile de Versailles. When in Nantes, make a side trip to see Plage de Chatelaillon in Chatelaillon-Plage, approximately Chatelaillon-Plage away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, take an in-depth tour of Musee Jules Verne, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nantes visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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