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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip website.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Paris is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington in August, with highs in Paris at 77°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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 8th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, and then get engrossed in the history at Le Chronographe.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nantes travel planner.

Fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Nantes sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile, and then do a tasting at Cave de Labastide. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Le Moulin à Papier de Brousses, then take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Toulouse day trip planning tool.

Getting from Nantes to Toulouse by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nantes in August since evenings lows in Toulouse dip to 62°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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