10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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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.
Kids will enjoy Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Paris, with lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.
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Nantes — 3 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Basilique Saint Nicolas. Kids will appreciate attractions like Les Machines de L'ile and Place Graslin. Take a break from Nantes with a short trip to Sentier des Douaniers in Pornic, about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes.

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Fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Nantes are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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