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  • 1 Place du Mar.-Foch

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place Mar.-Foch F - 44000 Nantes

    The statue of Louis XVI, at the top of the column, did not suffer the tragic fate of its subject, which is rare. For the rest, the people of Nantes continue to call this square, surrounded with 18C private mansions built on the plans of Ceineray (172..

  • 2 Porte St-Pierre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place du Mar.-Foch F - 44000 Nantes

    Built in the 15C on the foundations of a Gallo-Roman wall, this gate crosses an elegant building with a tour.

  • 3 La Psalette

    Religious buildings

    impasse St-Laurent F - 44000 Nantes

    The old house of the chapter (15C) forms a part of the cathedral sacristy. You will find the other side on another square via a vaulted passage.

  • 4 Église Sainte-Croix

    Religious buildings

    place Ste-Croix F - 44000 Nantes

    A classical façade that is topped by a beautiful belfry. Inside, the choir has a palm vault that contrasts with the round vault of the nave of this 17C church.

  • 5 Place Royale

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place Royale F - 44000 Nantes

    This square was built by architect Crucy (who also made the old stock exchange, now a FNAC) and has a fountain in the middle which since 1865 has symbolised the city of Nantes.

  • 6 Rue Crébillon

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue Crébillon F - 44000 Nantes

    As the Nantais say, you will «Crébilloner» by window shopping down this street.

  • 7 Île de Nantes

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    boulevard Léon-Bureau F - 44000 Nantes

    The old Ile Beaulieu is now the centre of a vast urban development programme led by architect Dominique Perrault. Law courts designed by are just one of the new projects Jean Nouvel.

  • 8 Palais de justice

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Île de Nantes F - 44000 Nantes

    On the Ile de Nantes, these new law courts are housed in a formidable glass and concrete structure designed by Jean Nouvel.

  • 9 Musée de l'Imprimerie

    Museums and art

    24 quai de la Fosse F - 44000 Nantes

    Lithographs, engraved wood and others can be found at this Museum of Printing. Professional printers take you through the techniques of composition and printing. Essential for lovers of the written word.

  • 10 Escorteur d'escadre Maillé-Brézé

    Museums and art

    Quai de la Fosse F - 44000 Nantes

    This building, which was put into service in 1957, was disarmed in 1988. On a tour, you will see anti-submarine and anti-air weapons, an interesting vehicle room and, in the officers' quarters, a history of the life of Admiral Jean Armand de Maillé, ..

  • 11 Église N.-D.-de-Bon-Port

    Religious buildings

    1 rue Dobrée F - 44100 Nantes

    Topped with a majestic dome, this church (also known as Saint-Louis) was built in 1846. Inside, heavy hexagonal pillars support the cupola and are decorated with stained-glass windows and frescos.

  • 12 Parc de Procé

    Nature and gardens

    place Paul-Doumer F - 44000 Nantes

    To the north-west of the city, this park has long views and undulating hills and is a lovely place for a walk. Rhododendrons, azalia and oaks make up the landscape... and you're allowed to walk on the grass!

  • 13 Maison de l'Erdre

    Museums and art

    Île de Versailles F - 44000 Nantes

    A visit to this house will give you a first approach to the fauna and flora of this river which, until the 19C, served the entrance of the Canal de Bretagne. It is an excellent introduction to a boat trip down the Erdre on one of the Bateaux nantais.

  • 14 Planétarium

    Museums and art

    8 rue des Acadiens F - 44100 Nantes

    This museum is perfect for those wishing to know more about astronomy - the movment of the planets, the moon, the seasons... Each part deals with a different subject.

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