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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Marmottan Monet and Musee des Arts Forains. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take in panoramic vistas at Montparnasse Tower, and don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris route maker tool.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in October, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are little chillier, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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.
Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Musee des Blindes and Le Cadre Noir. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans (in Le Mans City), Chateau du Plessis-Mace (in Longuenee-en-Anjou) and Angers (Chateau d'Angers & Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nantes road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Nantes, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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