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

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. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and make a trip to La Madeleine.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Paris is little chillier than Washington - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Nantes

— 2 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): do a tasting at Chateau du Bois Huaut, then do a tasting at Domaine de la Grange, and then contemplate the long history of Cite Medievale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nantes tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can fly to Toulouse.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Canet. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Place Carnot, get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Toulouse travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Nantes to Toulouse in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nantes in June since evenings lows in Toulouse dip to 60°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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