10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

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Paris
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Nantes
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Toulouse
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Paris — 4 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary site.

Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in May, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Nantes.
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Nantes — 3 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Explore Nantes' surroundings by going to Sentier des Douaniers (in Pornic), Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses) and Vendee Evasion Parachutisme (in Chateau-d'Olonne). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nantes trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Nantes, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Toulouse.
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Toulouse — 2 nights

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse tour planner.

You can fly from Nantes to Toulouse in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Toulouse are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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