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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Bring the kids along to Louvre Museum and Latin Quarter. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis), France Miniature (in Elancourt) and The Hall of Mirrors (in Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Pantheon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planning site.

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 August, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Family-friendly places like Jardin des Plantes and Musee Le Bunker de La Rochelle will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Le Grand Blockhaus (in Batz-sur-Mer), Cite Medievale de Guerande (in Guerande) and Sous-Marin l'Espadon (in Saint-Nazaire). Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Legendia Parc. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nantes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Nantes, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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