10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in September: highs in Paris hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Nantes

— 1 night

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Toulouse.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums
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Toulouse

— 3 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

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.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne.

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You can fly from Nantes to Toulouse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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