10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Paris
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Nantes
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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 Musee d'Orsay. Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Chateau de La Roche-Guyon (in La Roche-Guyon). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, stroll through Île de la Cité, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. In June, Paris is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nantes.
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Puy du Fou and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Villandry and Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, take a stroll through Passage Pommeraye, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nantes trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Nantes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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