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

— 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petit Palais and Musee Nissim de Camondo. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris tour planning website.

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington in September: highs in Paris hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Jardin des Plantes and Le Cadre Noir. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Musee des Blindes and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Chateau de Tiffauges (in Tiffauges) and Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers (in Angers). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, wander the streets of Village de Trentemoult, and shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantes road trip planning site.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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