10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Nantes
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Paris — 4 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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, wander the streets of Latin Quarter, and admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online journey planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington in August, with highs in Paris at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.
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Nantes — 5 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Musee Maritime de La Rochelle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jardin des Plantes and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantes: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in La Rochelle), Ocearium du Croisic (in Le Croisic) and Le Grand Blockhaus (in Batz-sur-Mer). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Legendia Parc. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cite Medievale de Guerande, see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, take an in-depth tour of Le Chronographe, and stop by Village de Trentemoult.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nantes trip maker site.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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