10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Orsay and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Le Marais, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder site.

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. Traveling from Washington in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 35°F in Paris. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Place Graslin, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and then make a trip to Le Capitole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, then get to know the fascinating history of Cité de Carcassonne, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Toulouse trip planning website.

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. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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