43 days in Paris, Nantes & Lyon Itinerary

43 days in Paris, Nantes & Lyon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France trip itinerary planner
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— 21 nights
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Nantes
— 8 nights
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— 13 nights
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Paris — 21 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Life Drawing Montmartre. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Espace Culturel Paul Bedu (in Milly-la-Foret), Les Sables du Cul du Chien (in Noisy-sur-Ecole) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). On 13th (Sun), while away the hours contemplating the architecture of Palace of Versailles. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Lagos, Nigeria to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Lagos in January, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. You'll set off for Nantes on the 15th (Tue).
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nantes — 8 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Les Machines de L'ile and Musee Jules Verne. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Place Graslin. Get out of town with these interesting Nantes side-trips: Canal d'Ille-et-Rance (in Dinan), Plage de Pen Bron (in La Turballe) and Awelys Spa Privatif (in Rennes). And it doesn't end there: hike along Sentier des Douaniers, enjoy the sand and surf at Petite Plage de Kervoyal, play a few rounds at Golf de la Bretesche, and stop by Guerlais Chocolatier,.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nantes trip builder tool.

You can fly from Paris to Nantes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February in Nantes, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Lyon.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
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Lyon — 13 nights

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.
Visiting Resonance Canyon and Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Colline de Fourviere and Musee de Grenoble. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Station Autrans-Meaudre en Vercors (in Meaudre), Les Pertes de le Valserine (in Bellegarde sur Valserine) and Orgues Basaltiques (in Saillant). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Parcours Aventure, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, discover the deep blue sea with Profil Plongee, and stroll through Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors.

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Fly from Nantes to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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