Things to see and do - Nantes
Unmissable tourist sites
Nantes Travel guide
Nantes : Michelin's recommendations
The historic capital of the dukes of Britanny, Nantes is simultaneously an artistic gem, a great industrial centre and a university town. The port, shared with Donges and Saint-Nazaire, sprawls along the Loire estuary. Aside from shipbuilding and agroalimentary production, local industry excels in various niche sectors. A far cry from the slave trade that made the town so prosperous under the Ancien Régime and gave it its current appearance.
Tourist attractions Nantes : Things to see and do
4 pl. Marc-Elder F - 44000 Nantes
This hugely enjoyable museum has been designed as a seven-stage journey through the history of Nantes. From the time of François II to the present day, it provides an insight into the life of the estuary and sailors on the Loire, moving westwards to ..
4 pl. Marc-Elder F - 44000 Nantes
This is a formidable fortress protected by deep and wide moats and defended by six towers where Britanny pyramidical machicolations appeared. Inside is the government palace where many official feasts were held. The graceful Tour de la Couronne d'or ..
10 pl. de l'Oratoire F - 44000 Nantes
The galleries of the city's fine arts museum are laid out around a bright patio, and provide a journey through the history of painting from the 13C to the present day. Of particular note are three 19C works by Ingres, Courbet and the Kaïd by Delacroi..
11 rue Beauregard F - 44000 Nantes
The Renova is located in the centre of Nantes, a 5-minute walk from the Nantes Train Station and the Château des Ducs de Bretagne. It offers en suite rooms and free internet access. Each simply decorated guest room includes a flat-screen TV with sat..
5 Allée Duquesne - Cours Des 50 Otages F - 44000 Nantes
Located in Nantes city centre, Hotel Du Tourisme offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is next to the Tramway, and a 5-minute walk from the airport shuttle and Nantes Main Bus Station. Rooms at the Tourisme are soundproofed and have a flat-screen TV and ..
7, rue Saint-Nicolas F - 44000 Nantes
Hotel Saint-Patrick is located in the centre of Nantes. It is a 6-minute drive from the Nantes Train Station and 100 metres from the Commerce tram station (lines 2 and 3). The soundproofed rooms are equipped with a shower and satellite TV. Some room..
Leisure activities Nantes
Explore Nantes with a pass that guarantees you'll never be short of things to do! Take advantage of unlimited transportation around the city as well as free admission to many museums and cultural attractions. Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hour pass..
1 r. du Cheval-Blanc F - 44000 Nantes
Food that is tasty and full of flavour, bold and cooked with precision, original and well thought out: all on the menu at Lulu Rouget, a pleasant contemporary bistro founded in 2012 by a young chef who learned his trade in some top establishments. Gr..
2 r. Paul-Bellamy F - 44000 Nantes
The chef buys his ingredients at the nearby Talensac market, and the freshness of the wonderfully served fish is unmistakable! Agreeable ambience of dated charm.
4 r. Léon-Maître F - 44000 Nantes
As the name suggest, this establishment celebrates the ocean's harvest, served as simple classic dishes against a backdrop that is resolutely maritime in style. Good choice of muscadets.
6 pl. Aristide-Briand F - 44000 Nantes
5 r. Santeuil F - 44000 Nantes
Nhung Phung set out on a new path in life when he created his own restaurant. He may be self-taught, but he is a real cook! Whether this is down to his Vietnamese roots, his passion for gastronomy, or his sensitivity, his food is a hit. It is a hybri..
16 quai Ernest Renaud F - 44100 Nantes
This contemporary restaurant at the top of a modern building offers a splendid view of the town and river. Original cuisine and good Loire wine list.