Nantes
Nantes

Nantes

Fall in love with thrilling, understated Nantes.

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NANTES-ATLANTIQUE

From 26/08/2019 to 25/10/2019

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5 good reasons to go

Grab a slice of history at the château
Grab a slice of history at the château
Immerse yourself in the city's glorious past! The Château des Ducs de Bretagne is a staggering castle, boasting ramparts that offer fantastic views over the surrounding area. This 15th-century residence is home to the epic and fascinating History Museum, which leads you through Nantes's past from Antiquity to the present day.
The Machines, where sci-fi comes to life
The Machines, where sci-fi comes to life
The world-renowned Machines of the Isle form a wonderland to thrill visitors of all ages. Gigantic, animal automatons spring to life here in a former shipyard. Hop on the Great Elephant, the island's star creature. Or you may prefer the Marine Worlds Carousel, a fantastical carousel that leads you down to the ocean floor.
Nantes: nature in the city
Nantes: nature in the city
Cities need wildlife as well as monuments. With its exotic Ile de Versailles island, gorgeous botanical garden, the stylish Cours Cambronne and the banks of the Erdre and Loire rivers, Nantes is without a doubt one of France's greenest cities. The vineyards on the outskirts of the city are also well worth a visit.
A busy line-up of events
A busy line-up of events
This coastal city is incredibly vibrant. Book your plane ticket and take flight for some unmissable events. The Folles Journées, Utopiales, Rendez-vous de l’Erdre, Atlantide, Estuaire… There's an event to suit all tastes here. The Voyage à Nantes is a yearly summertime event in which quirky works of art flood the city.
Discover Nantes through its cuisine
Discover Nantes through its cuisine
Nantes and its region have loads of specialities to their name. How could you resist Nantes duck and ribs, eel, and Curé Nantais cheese? Visitors with a sweet tooth will enjoy Nantes cake, rigolette, tourton, Petit Lu, berlingot, bottereaux, and crémet nantais, all washed down with a glass of Muscadet or nantillais.

To see / do

Culture and history

Take in the incredible buildings

Take in the incredible buildings

A green line painted on the ground will lead you to all the must-see sights. In the medieval town, visit the château, cathedral and Bouffay district. On your way to Graslin, the Saint-Nicolas church, Tour de Bretagne and its Nid, the Place Royale square and Rue Crébillon are enthralling, while the isle is home to the Machines and the Belem.

Wander down the Passage Pommeraye

Wander down the Passage Pommeraye

The Passage Pommeraye was opened in 1843. This neoclassical shopping arcade is a real gem, one of the city's most iconic buildings built over three floors under a gorgeous glass roof. Wooden staircases, statues, columns, wrought-iron balustrades, and identical shop fronts make the Passage's boutiques a work of art in themselves.

Explore fascinating museums

Museums and cultural venues form the heart and soul of the city. The Musée Dobrée, Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Muséum, Nantes History Museum and the Musée Jules Verne are must-sees. And if you have any time left over, head to the memorial to the abolition of slavery and Passage Sainte-Croix.

Outings

Catch your breath at the Banana Warehouse

When night falls, look beyond Bouffay and Graslin, with its famous La Cigale restaurant. The Banana Warehouse awaits at the eastern tip of the Ile de Nantes. The renovated hangars on the banks of the Loire are home to the bars, restaurants, live music venues, exhibitions and stylish clubs that give Nantes its edge.

Spend a night at the Lieu Unique

Spend a night at the Lieu Unique

Tucked away in the old LU biscuit factory (easily identified thanks to its tower), this centre is the epicentre of Nantes's cultural scene. The unusual setting makes it ideal for hosting all types of events. Exhibitions, concerts, festivals, debates, and more take place throughout the year in the Lieu Unique, a venue that is renowned both in France and abroad.

Gastronomy

Nantes ribs, a little-known local favourite

Nantes ribs are the city's best-kept secret, also called 'Sunday bacon'. Pork ribs are slow-cooked in the oven along with offal, fat and Muscadet. The fragrant meat is then served either hot or cold.

Classic gâteau nantais

Classic gâteau nantais

Can't decide which dessert to try? Go for the gâteau nantais. This is the City of Dukes’ ultimate speciality, a soft, moist almond cake flavoured with rum and covered in an icing sugar topping. 

Practical information

Flight duration

0h45

Time difference

0h

Currency

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Distance

347 km

Average temperature

Spring

15°C (max 22°C)

Summer

19°C (max 25°C)

Autumn

11°C (max 18°C)

Winter

8°C (max 13°C)

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