8 days in Versailles, Paris & Lourdes Itinerary

8 days in Versailles, Paris & Lourdes Itinerary

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8 days in Versailles, Paris & Lourdes Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Versailles
— 1 night
train:  15​min
2
Paris
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Lourdes
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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night
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palace of Versailles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Breteuil, then contemplate the long history of Temple de l'Amour, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Academie Equestre de Versailles, and finally admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Versailles is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Toronto to Versailles, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Versailles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Chateau de Breteuil
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Temple de l'Amour ©
Temple de l'Amour

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris as well as Eiffel Tower. Visit Arc de Triomphe and Île de la Cité for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee d'Orsay and Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, shop like a local with Le Marais, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Paris online holiday planner .

Paris is just a short distance from Versailles. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Musée de Cire, get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees, and then explore the galleries of Chateau Fort of Lourdes. On the next day, examine the collection at Château de Pau and then get to know the fascinating history of Boulevard des Pyrenees.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lourdes trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Lourdes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lourdes

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Pau, Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Boulevard des Pyrenees
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees ©
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees

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