10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Paris
— 6 nights
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Orsay and Arc de Triomphe. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and stop by Montmartre.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder app.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in September: highs in Paris hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tiffauges, get in on the family fun at Puy du Fou, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Art et d'Histoire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nantes trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Nantes sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

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