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 Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Latin Quarter. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Saint-Denis to see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris. Traveling from Washington in August, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Attractions like Jardin des Plantes and Legendia Parc make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantes: La Rochelle (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Towers of La Rochelle), Planete Sauvage (in Port-Saint-Pere) and Chateau de Tiffauges (in Tiffauges). It doesn't end there: visit Village de Trentemoult.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nantes route maker.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Nantes are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
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