10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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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 Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Chateau de La Roche-Guyon (in La Roche-Guyon) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip site.

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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in June; daily highs in Paris reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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 Les Machines de L'ile. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Villandry and Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, 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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