15 days in Paris, Nantes & Marseille Itinerary

15 days in Paris, Nantes & Marseille Itinerary

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15 days in Paris, Nantes & Marseille Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Train:  18 h
1
Paris
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Nantes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Marseille
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Paris
— 2 nights
End: Paris

3
nights
Paris

Paris ©
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.
Champs-Elysees and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris online trip itinerary builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Visit Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Collegiale Saint-Aubin for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Passage Pommeraye and Biscuiterie Saint-Guenole. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nantes: Chateau de Serrant (in Saint-Georges-sur-Loire), Cite Medievale de Guerande (in Guerande) and Cave Museum, Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier (in Louresse-Rochemenier). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, wander the streets of Village de Kerhinet, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Mine d'Or.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nantes trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Nantes by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guerande, Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier, Village de Kerhinet, Plage de la Mine d'Or, Biscuiterie Saint-Guenole
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Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

4
nights
Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste. Head to Poterie Point Fusion and Le Caviste de Maussanefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Plage de Cavaliere (in Le Lavandou). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Camargue Nature Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and shop like a local with Galerie Alexis Pentcheff.

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You can fly from Nantes to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Nantes, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Carrieres des Lumieres, Plage de Cavaliere, Le Caviste de Maussane, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
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Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

2
nights
Paris

Paris ©
On the 16th (Sat), admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then take in the exciting artwork at Interios, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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