Things to see and do - Nantes
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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 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 ..
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 ..
pl. de la Monnaie F - 44000 Nantes
Opened in 1799, the city's natural history museum was moved to the former mint (Hôtel de la Monnaie) in 1875. Its sizeable collections cover the fields of zoology, local fauna, osteology, palaeontology, prehistory, earth sciences, mineralogy, ethnogr..
5 Allée Duquesne - Cours Des 50 Otages F - 44000 Nantes
Located in Nantes city centre, Hotel Le Petit Duquesne 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 Le Petit Duquesne are soundproofed and have a flat-scr..
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..
26 Rue A. Brossard F - 44000 Nantes
Prix Prices from : 42 €
Hotel Des 3 Marchands is located in the heart of Nantes, between the Cathedral and the Graslin Theatre, 900 metres from the train station. The spacious guest rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi access and satellite TV. Each also has a private bathroo..
10 r. Léon-Blum F - 44000 Nantes
This pleasant restaurant delivers on its promise and a culinary pleasure awaits you! It is set in one of the semi-pedestrianised streets in the old town of Nantes and at the heart of the action. Try caramelised sweetbreads or grilled beef tenderloin ..
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.
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..
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..
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.
6 pl. Aristide-Briand F - 44000 Nantes