7 days in Nantes, Lille & Lyon Itinerary

7 days in Nantes, Lille & Lyon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip planner

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Nantes
— 1 day
Fly
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Lille
— 2 nights
Train
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Lyon
— 3 nights
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Nantes

— 1 day

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Porte Saint-Pierre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Clement, then take a stroll through Village de Trentemoult, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Passage Pommeraye.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nantes trip itinerary planning app.

Edmonton, Canada to Nantes is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in April; daily highs in Nantes reach 19°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Lille.

Things to do in Nantes

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Lille

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Centre Historique Mnier and then brush up on your military savvy at Carriere Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, then see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, and then examine the collection at Musee La Piscine.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lille day trip website.

Getting from Nantes to Lille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Lille, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Lille

Museums

Side Trips

Lyon

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Let the collections at Fresque des Lyonnais and Institut & Musee Lumiere capture your imagination. Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Lyon with a short trip to Cite medievale de Perouges in Perouges, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon and wander the streets of The Presqu'ile.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip planner.

You can take a train from Lille to Lyon in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips