10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

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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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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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 September, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, examine the collection at Musee des Ustensiles de Cuisine Anciens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Sanctuaire de la Salette. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

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Fly from Paris to Nantes in 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 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Toulouse.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Les Jacobins, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, visit Cité de Carcassonne, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Carcassonne.

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Getting from Nantes to Toulouse by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. September in Toulouse sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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