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

— 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, wander the streets of Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris online journey planner.

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. Traveling from Washington in August, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and then get engrossed in the history at Le Chronographe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes online holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Nantes are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough 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 6th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and then do a tasting at Cave de Labastide. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Musee De L'ecole, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and then see the interesting displays at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Toulouse road trip website.

Fly from Nantes to Toulouse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8: