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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Musee Nissim de Camondo. Attractions like Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Paris to go to Provins and see La Tour Cesar, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rochefort-en-terre and Passage Pommeraye. Explore hidden gems such as Clocher Observatoire and Jardin des Plantes. Explore Nantes' surroundings by going to Manoir de l'Automobile (in Loheac) and Plage de Chatelaillon (in Chatelaillon-Plage). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Ile de Versailles and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul.

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You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Nantes, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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