10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

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Toulouse
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 34°F in Paris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Nantes.
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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.
On the 2nd (Wed), examine the collection at Musee de l'Imprimerie, examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nantes travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Nantes, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Toulouse.
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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 3rd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Perdu, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and then examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses.

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You can fly from Nantes to Toulouse in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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