10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

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Toulouse
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Paris — 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, visit Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in January, Paris is a bit warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nantes.
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Nantes — 1 night

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 31st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint Nicolas, then take a stroll through Place Graslin, and then shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nantes online trip builder.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Nantes, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Toulouse.
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Toulouse — 3 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 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, then steep yourself in history at Cité de Carcassonne, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Toulouse travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Nantes to Toulouse takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Toulouse are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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