10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Petit Palais and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in September, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (70°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee des Blindes and Jardin des Plantes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Le Cadre Noir. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Tiffauges in Tiffauges (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Ile de Versailles, shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye, and visit Village de Trentemoult.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Nantes trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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