10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Nantes & Toulouse Itinerary

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Paris
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Paris is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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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 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes.

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Fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Nantes, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Toulouse.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Canet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Place Carnot, then wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral.

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Getting from Nantes to Toulouse by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nantes in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Toulouse, with lows of 60°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

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