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.
Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe will thrill your kids. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Eiffel Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Parc des Felins (in Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, and examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online road trip planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. December in Paris sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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 Rochefort-en-terre and Clocher Observatoire. Kids will enjoy Plage de Chatelaillon and Jardin Ile de Versailles. Step out of Nantes to go to Loheac and see Manoir de l'Automobile, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Jules Verne.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Nantes road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

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