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NantesFrance

Explore lively streets to discover an ancient city reinvented from its initial settlement on the Loire River banks over 2,000 years ago.

With its significant role in historical events from antiquity to the French Revolution, Nantes oozes national heritage. Study modern monuments and exciting culture trails to experience an art-rich city. Art festivals and diverse architectural flourishes have redefined the former province of Brittany’s medieval capital.

Nantes’ varied architecture is a major attraction. Learn about the city’s former reign as a Brittany icon when you visit the Château des ducs de Bretagne. From here, see the ruins of the Roman city walls and St. Peter’s Gate. Explore Le Bouffay, Nantes’ medieval heart, to see the Gothic Nantes Cathedral and Psalette mansion. Admire the ornate belfry towering above the Sainte-Croix Church. For modern architectural highlights, investigate the magnificent glass roof of the Passage Pommeraye and the 20th-century landmark Station Prouvé.

Admire sweeping city views from soaring Tour de Bretagne. Stroll along the Loire River banks and see intriguing public artworks on the Quai des Antilles. Follow Le Voyage à Nantes, a green-painted line weaving along miles of inner-city pavement to highlight a curated selection of public artworks, architectural treasures and monuments. This art project is also the force behind the Estuaire Nantes – Saint Nazaire art trail, which displays 30 artworks along the Loire River’s estuary. See more art displayed in the Fine Arts Museum, while zoological displays and minerals are showcased at the Natural History Museum of Nantes. Enjoy an Angers-Nantes Opéra performance at the Théâtre Graslin or catch a giant marionette show by the Royal de Luxe street theater company.

Have a break at a traditional terraced café or restaurant and enjoy Nantes’ fantastic offerings of fresh seafood and local produce. Try oysters, langoustines, cheeses and regional pastries. A short distance from the city, find a collection of vineyards growing Nantes’ celebrated muscadet wines.

Reach Nantes via plane or rail. A tram network facilitates getting around the city. Learn about Nantes’ fascinating heritage as you tour around the city’s historic seaport, medieval quarter and contemporary art trails.

Where to stay in Nantes

Top Hotels in Nantes

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Nantes
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Nantes
4 out of 5
2 bis rue de Santeuil, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique
The price is NT$2,570 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

Located in Nantes Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Loire Valley and Machines of the Isle of Nantes. Passage Pommeraye and Theatre Graslin are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (144 reviews)
Simply Excellent

"Lovely hotel, excellent location, friendly and helpful. As goid as it gets."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/21

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Nantes
Bhô Hotel
Bhô Hotel
3 out of 5
3 Rue Victor Schoelcher, Saint-Herblain, Loire-atlantique
The price is NT$1,553 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Loire Valley and Atlantis Shopping Centre. Zenith de Nantes and Manoir de la Begraisiere ...

4.2/5Excellent! (512 reviews)

"Good value for money"…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/31

Bhô Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes
Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes
4 out of 5
6, Place Aristide Briand, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique
The price is NT$3,038 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in Nantes Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Loire Valley and Machines of the Isle of Nantes. Passage Pommeraye and Theatre Graslin ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (708 reviews)
Excellent

"High class Hotel, excellent service, really a step ahead of the others."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/26

Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Nantes

Odalys City Nantes Cité des Congrès
Odalys City Nantes Cité des Congrès
6, place Clémence Lefeuvre, Nantes
The price is NT$1,923 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Located in Beaulieu-Mangin, this residence is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Loire Valley and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Machines of the Isle of Nantes. La Cite Nantes Event ...

4.3/5Excellent! (173 reviews)

"It was a good pleasant calm stay. Check in was smooth and the bed was confortable"…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/12

Odalys City Nantes Cité des Congrès
 Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Nantes - La Beaujoire
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Nantes - La Beaujoire
3 out of 5
2 rue des Citrines, Chemin du chateau de l'Aubiniere, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique
The price is NT$1,657 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

Located in Beaujoire, this eco-friendly residence is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Loire Valley and within 3 mi (5 km) of Stade de la Beaujoire and Beaujoire Floral Park. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (385 reviews)
Great for visiting the area

"Very clean. Very comfy. Perfect pool."…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/8

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences Nantes - La Beaujoire
Résid' Spa - Loire & Sèvre
Résid' Spa - Loire & Sèvre
14 avenue François Peltier, Reze, Loire-Atlantique
The price is NT$3,376 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Pont Rousseau, this spa aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Loire Valley and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Machines of the Isle of Nantes. Hospital Saint Jacques ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (72 reviews)
Ok

"Business trip . They didn’t open till 3pm . No Restraunt . Very quiet . On a good note the woman at reception was lovely and very helpful and friendly"…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/31

Résid' Spa - Loire & Sèvre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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4/5 - Good

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Dec 15, 2019

I think it is a great place for a few days. It is close to Loire castles including those which are not normally visited from Paris. The food is excellent as well and it has different atmosphere than other French cities.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 27, 2019

I went for a day to Mont Saint Michel, and it was beautiful!

4/5 - Good

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Oct 24, 2019

I had a wonderful time at the Theatre Gaumont watching 'Joker' with a sold-out audience. The showing was in English with French subtitles. I appreciated that the theatre made the English version available.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 4, 2019

What a beautiful city. I was impressed with the quality of living, the french people, the beautifull buildings and sights, the atmosphere and how safe it felt walking around at night.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 12, 2019

Go to the Slavery Memorial! It shows us how to remember that we know how to NOT chose sacrificing humans for profits.

3/5 - Okay

Mike

Jul 9, 2019

My future in-laws had a burglar in their room one night...on the second floor!

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