10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Paris — 4 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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Petit Palais and National Museum of Natural History. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis, approximately Saint-Denis away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and stroll through Île de la Cité.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in August, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Nantes.
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Nantes — 5 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul and Musee Le Bunker de La Rochelle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cite Medievale de Guerande and Chateau de Tiffauges. Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Legendia Parc (in Frossay), Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere (in Le Guerno) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in La Rochelle). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, take a stroll through Village de Trentemoult, and get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye.

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You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Nantes sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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