11 days in Paris, Le Mans City & Orleans Itinerary

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Paris
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Le Mans City
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Orleans
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Paris
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Paris — 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Espace Bien Etre des Vaux de Cernay, browse the different shops at Westfield Parly 2, and then look for gifts at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Paris. In December, Paris is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Le Mans City.
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Le Mans City — 2 nights

Racing Capital

Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilique Notre-Dame d'Alencon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Entre Cours et Jardins - Cite Plantagenet, then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Nuit des Chimeres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Julien de Mans.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Le Mans City day trip planning site.

Getting from Paris to Le Mans City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Orleans.
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Orleans — 2 nights

Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Orleans trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Le Mans City to Orleans in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Le Mans City in December: high temperatures in Orleans hover around 7°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.
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Paris — 4 nights

City of Light

Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Montmartre. Explore Paris further: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Orleans to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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