10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France holiday planner
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Nantes
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Paris — 6 nights

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.
Musee d'Orsay and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to La Madeleine, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday 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 January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Nantes.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nantes — 3 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kids will enjoy Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Place Graslin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Les Machines de L'ile and Basilique Saint Nicolas. Go for a jaunt from Nantes to Pornic to see Sentier des Douaniers about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: get your game on at SKYWAY Simulation and catch a movie at Montluc Cinema.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nantes journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. February in Nantes sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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