10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee des Arts Forains and Fondation Louis Vuitton. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Musee Jacquemart-Andre. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 35°F in Paris. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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 Chateau de Fougeres and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Passage du Gois and Jardin Ile de Versailles. Step out of Nantes with an excursion to Manoir de l'Automobile in Loheac--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, take an in-depth tour of Musee Jules Verne, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul.

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Getting from Paris to Nantes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January in Nantes, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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