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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Army Museum and 1st Arrondissement. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Latin Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris holiday planning site.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 77°F and lows are around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul and Cite Medievale de Guerande. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Tiffauges and Le Grand Blockhaus. Venture out of the city with trips to Labyrinthe En Delire (in Talmont Saint Hilaire), Le Grand Defi (in Saint-Julien-des-Landes) and Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere (in Le Guerno). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and see the interesting displays at La Maison des Paludiers.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nantes travel route planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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