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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Army Museum and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. Step out of Paris to go to Saint-Denis and see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Petit Palais, take a stroll through Quartier Montparnasse, visit Latin Quarter, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington in August, with highs in Paris at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul and Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rochefort-en-terre and Le Grand Defi. Change things up with a short trip to Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere in Le Guerno (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, get engrossed in the history at Musee Jules Verne, and take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 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. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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