Nantes is a city full of diverse cultural heritage, built around the mouth of the River Loire in its beautiful green valleys. Nantes is also a vibrant university town, and its breathtaking architecture reveals an artistic character. To relax you can sail from the harbour to nearby locations on the coast, or explore the exotic parks under the summer sun. The native mixture of traditional Brittany cuisine combined with local regional wines, such as the famous Muscadet, create an inimitable culinary experience to delight your senses. Stroll through the streets, talk to the friendly locals, and you’ll discover a beautiful city with some special secrets you can make your own. Image from ©G.Chataigner
Main City Paris
Surface 65.19 km²
Density 4,342 /km²
Seek out this truly unique shopping experience in the hands of Nantes’ l’Epicier d’Art gallery. Situated next to Saint Nicolas’ church right in the centre of Nantes, this wonderful art shop offers a constant large selection of paintings, photos, and sketches, created by over 600 local artists. Prices are kept low so that art lovers after a bargain will be able to take advantage and buy a special gift to take home, or indulge for themselves.
Welcome to a world of fantasy and fairytale characters at la Maison de la Marionnette theatre, right in the centre of Nantes. For over seventy years, this famous puppet theatre has put on exciting interactive shows from all over the world, inviting the audience to participate and create their own marionettes. During summer, the performances take place in the middle of the beautiful park Le Jardin des Plantes, where you can watch the puppets work their magic in a cloud of fragrance from exotic plants and flowers in a dreamy natural setting.
Located in Nantes’ beautiful old town, Le Bistrot à Gilles brings an original touch to the finest French cuisine, offered at affordable prices. Their varied selection includes many local recipes, such as the mackerel tart or the LU biscuits. The friendly staff makes you welcome the moment you step in, and the comfortable atmosphere means you can really relax. Highly recommended by the locals and critics, Le Bistrot à Gilles is one of Nantes’ culinary treasures.