15 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington in March since evenings lows in Paris dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nantes.
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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.
Attractions like Awelys Spa Privatif and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantes: Rennes (Eleven Art Gallery & Palais Saint-Georges), La Rochelle (Quartier Saint Nicolas & Aquarium La Rochelle) and Golf de Caden (in Caden). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Mini-Golf le Petit Bois, examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes, and stroll through Plage de la Source.

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You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March in Nantes, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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