7 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

7 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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Paris — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Latin Quarter and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online road trip planner.

Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington in August; daily highs in Paris reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. You'll set off for Nantes on the 27th (Fri).
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Nantes — 2 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 28th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nantes day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nantes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Nantes are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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