10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Paris
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petit Palais and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, and admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip site.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Paris is a bit cooler than Washington - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau d'Angers and Rochefort-en-terre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul and Musee Jules Verne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantes: Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere (in Le Guerno) and Chateau de Brissac (in Brissac-Quince). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Nantes day trip site.

Fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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