10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Paris
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Paris

— 6 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 a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Kids will enjoy Musee d'Orsay and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc & Rue du Gros-Horloge) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Gustave Moreau.

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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. In August, Paris is a bit cooler than Washington - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Nantes

— 3 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Les Machines de L'ile and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Puy du Fou and Chateau de Tiffauges. Take a break from Nantes with a short trip to Le Grand Defi in Saint-Julien-des-Landes, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: hike along Voie Verte Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille.

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You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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