11 days in Paris, Dordogne & Loire Valley Itinerary

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Paris — 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Bring the kids along to Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Nashville, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nashville to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in June, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 3 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kids will enjoy Chateau de Castelnaud and Aquarium du Perigord Noir. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac) and Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac (in Audrix). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chateau des Milandes, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac.

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Traveling by flight from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Amboise.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Amboise — 2 nights

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. On the 15th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art religieux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then contemplate the long history of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Hubert.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboise trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Amboise in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in June, you will find days in Amboise are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Orleans.
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Orleans — 1 night

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Orleans driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Amboise to Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Orleans are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Dordogne travel guide

Castles · Caves · Landmarks
Because this region has escaped overdevelopment, Dordogne is one of France's best kept secrets with historical châteaux, medieval fortresses, prehistoric cave paintings, and Roman remains sprinkled throughout. Legendary stone villages with golden stone houses make this region seem a little like a cross between a fairy tale and a movie set. Canoeing down the River Dordogne is a fantastic way to tour the region, and there are many areas where you can walk, hike, and do your sightseeing on foot. This region, which roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord, remains quite rural and known for its wonderful pâtés.