16 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

16 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

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16 days in Paris & Nantes Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Paris
— 9 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Nantes
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
End: Paris

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nantes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Chateau de la Grille (in Chinon), Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry) and La Rochelle (Phare du Bout du Monde, Aquarium La Rochelle, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Les Machines de L'ile, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, and ponder the design of Fontaine Monumentale.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nantes online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Nantes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Nantes

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Angers, La Rochelle, Chateau de la Grille, Chateau de Villandry
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
Aquarium La Rochelle ©
Aquarium La Rochelle
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile

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