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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
You can admire Nantes from above with 3 panoramic views to take your breath away. Enjoy a view of Nantes whilst drinking a cocktail!
Nantes cake is the local speciality when it comes to cakes in Nantes... and although I'm from Nantes, Nantes cake was a source of mystery for quite some time. My grandmother Hélène loved preparing this cake for large family gatherings, but as she used to say so often: "it's a sweet treat for grown-ups!" And when I discovered this delicious dessert, as a 10 year old, I wondered why...
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.