10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Orsay and Eiffel Tower. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nantes.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Les Machines de L'ile and Epicure Vous Salue will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Musee Jules Verne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantes: Rochefort en Terre (Naia Museum & Rochefort-en-terre). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nantes road trip planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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