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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee Marmottan Monet and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and visit Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation maker app.

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. While traveling from Washington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet and Chateau d'Angers. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee des Blindes and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantes: Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans (in Le Mans City), Chateau du Plessis-Mace (in Longuenee-en-Anjou) and Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers (in Angers). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Le Cadre Noir, wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

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You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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