Visits

Le voyage à Nantes

Le voyage à Nantes is a cultural and touristic trail throughout the city. Strolling randomlly through different streets and atmospheres, along a green line drawn on the ground, discover quirky artworks that open the doors of an unknown and unsuspected city. Every summer, this trail reinvents itself to bring out Nantes’ unique poetry and personality !

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Les Machines de l'île and the Caroussel

You know a lot of places where you can meet both an elephant 12 meters high, a carousel that can lets you take control of thirty marine creatures and a workshop dedicated to the creation of fantastic beasts?

The Château des Ducs de Bretagne

The last castle on the banks of the Loire River before the ocean, this Breton monument, with its remarkable buildings from the 15th to the 18th century, takes you on a journey to the heart of history. The Nantes History Museum recounts the history of the city in a series of sequences, through a playful, aesthetic and educational scenography.

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Medieval district of Bouffay

For a long time the city of the dukes has displayed a medieval character. Place du Bouffay and its neighboring streets echo the commercial activities or communities that reigned there. With its half-timbered houses, remains of fifteenth and sixteenth century buildings, but also its modern shops, bars and restaurants of all styles, Bouffay is a place of crossings, meetings, outings, shopping or strolls, always teeming with a continuous crowd.

The passage Pommeraye

Created in 1843, the passage Pommeraye entered intact into the 21st century. Situated between two streets and leaning against a steep declivity, this small shopping mall on three levels is flanked by a monumental staircase with ornate decoration.

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Nantes Cathedral

St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Cathedral in Nantes today enjoys peaceful days after many chaotic periods since its construction in the 15th century. Beautiful testimony of flamboyant Gothic art, the Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul Cathedral of Nantes presides over the Place Saint-Pierre.

The tower of Brittany (le Nid)

Le Nid is a bar designed by the artist Jean Jullien, renowned for his humorous and offbeat illustrations. Perched on the 32nd floor of the Brittany Tower, le Nid is the refuge of a huge bird part swan, part heron. At his side you can enjoy a panoramic view of Nantes, meet your friends and family over a drink, enjoy differents cultural events (concerts, live shows, performances, …)

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Le Lieu Unique

A place where art, culture and relaxation converge. Theater, dance, music, visual arts, in their most contemporary forms, are bubbling in the old LU factory, resized to welcome the mix of genres, cultures and audiences. Beside its spaces dedicated to creation, Le Lieu Unique is also a social space offering guests the calm atmposheres of a bar, a restaurant, a bookstore, a Turkish bath, a nursery, a shop…

Nantes vineyards

Take a trip through the vineyards of Nantes with different stages, alternating landscapes and visits. Between the castle of Coing bordering the Maine River and Goulaine Castle, in the heart of the marsh, a stop is required in Clisson, the “Little Tuscany”, as well as at the Domaine de la Garenne Lemot. At the heart of this vineyard territory, a trip on the rivers Sèvre and Maine allows to discover the old ports of Sèvre. And to finish the trip, a sunset on the marsh of Goulaine, the summit of the Butte de la Roche and a last detour through the roundabout of the Haye-Fouassière, a futuristic nod to the history of the small Nantes biscuit.

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Planetarium of Nantes

At the planetarium, you can discover the sky as well as the Solar System or the Universe. For an hour, comfortably seated in an armchair, you will travel. Explanations adapted to all ages according to the sessions (consult the program).

Museums

Discover one of Nantes’ many museums. Between September and June, 5 metropolitan museums are free every first Sunday of the month! Make your choice between the Nantes History Museum, Natural History Museum, Jules Verne Museum, the Chronographe, Naval Museum Maillé Brézé, Print Museum, Nantes Vineyard Museum, Museum Dobrée, Museum of Fine Arts.

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