22 days in Paris, Loire Valley & Reims Itinerary

22 days in Paris, Loire Valley & Reims Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Paris
— 13 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Amboise
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Reims
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Detroit

13
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Musee du Peigne (in Ezy sur Eure), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (Grand Canal, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday planner.

Detroit, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Detroit in September, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Musee du Peigne, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Amboise

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chambord and Chateau Royal d'Amboise. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chateau de Chenonceau and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amboise: Chateau de Loches (in Loches), Blois (Chateau Royal de Blois & Eglise Saint-Nicolas) and Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny and explore the activities along Loire River.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amboise day trip tool.

Getting from Paris to Amboise by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Amboise can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Reims.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blois, Loire River, Chateau de Loches, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Cheverny
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

4
nights
Reims

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Palais du Tau for their historical value. Verdun Memorial and Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Reims side-trips: Caverne du Dragon (in Oulches-la-Vallee-Foulon), Fort Douaumont (in Douaumont) and Laon (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon & Porte de Soissons). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilique Saint-Remi, do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, and walk around Parc de la Patte d'Oie.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reims trip tool.

You can drive from Amboise to Reims in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Amboise in September since evenings lows in Reims dip to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Laon, Caverne du Dragon, Fort Douaumont, Moet et Chandon, Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun ©
Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Palais du Tau ©
Palais du Tau

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