15 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Paris
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Nantes
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Paris — 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Water Parterres). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Paris. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Paris reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Nantes.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Nantes — 6 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kids will enjoy Puy du Fou and Les Machines de L'ile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nantes: Eglise Saint Hilaire (in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez), Plage des Soixante Bornes (in Saint-Jean-de-Monts) and Mini-Golf le Petit Bois (in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie). Spend the 27th (Sun) in the animal kingdom at Bioparc - Zoo de Doue la Fontaine. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Golf de l'Ile d'Or, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, make a trip to Domaine de la Garenne Lemot, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne.

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You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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