10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Paris
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Nantes
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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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington in August, with highs in Paris at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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 (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and then take an in-depth tour of Le Chronographe.

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Getting from Paris to Nantes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Nantes, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Toulouse.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and then learn about winemaking at Cave de Labastide. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Musee De L'ecole, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and then examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Toulouse attractions planning site.

Getting from Nantes to Toulouse by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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