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Nantes

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique

Nantes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire-Atlantique
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City of Art and History in the rich heritage located at the confluence of the Loire and Erdre.

Nantes is the head of the department of Loire-Atlantique and the prefecture of the region Pays de la Loire.

Specialties: the sachet Nantes, Nantes cake ...

Geographical information

MunicipalityNantes
Postcode44000
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Latitude47.2183710 (N 47° 13’ 6”)
Longitude-1.5536210 (W 1° 33’ 13”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 52m
Surface area65.19 km²
Population299682 inhabitants
Density4597 inhabitants/km²
Insee code44109
IntercommunalityME de Nantes
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Rezé5.1 km (14 min)
Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire6.2 km (16 min)
Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire7.2 km (14 min)
Basse-Goulaine8.9 km (16 min)
Orvault9.4 km (18 min)
Bouguenais9.7 km (13 min)
Vertou10.1 km (19 min)
Saint-Herblain10.2 km (18 min)
La Chapelle-sur-Erdre10.3 km (18 min)
Les Sorinières10.6 km (16 min)
Indre10.9 km (16 min)
Thouaré-sur-Loire13.1 km (19 min)
Sautron13.3 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Vines, wines and hikes in the Loire Valley
A wine tourism event combining hiking, sightseeing and fine foodFrom 3 to 4 september 2016
La Folle Journée in Nantes
One of the biggest popular classical music events in EuropeFrom 1 to 5 february 2017
Voyage à Nantes trail
An art and poetry trail through the city of NantesJuly / August 2017

Photos

Castle of the Dukes of Brittany
Castle of the Dukes of Brittany
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Erdre Basin
Erdre Basin
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Beaujoire the Floral Park
Beaujoire the Floral Park
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Moat (old bed of the Loire)
Moat (old bed of the Loire)
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Place Royale Fontaine
Place Royale Fontaine
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Cathedral
Cathedral
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Tomb
Tomb
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castle
castle
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Erdre in the fog
Erdre in the fog
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Floral Park
Floral Park
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Rose Garden
Rose Garden
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Rose Garden
Rose Garden
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Fountain Place Royale
Fountain Place Royale
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St. Nicolas Basilica
St. Nicolas Basilica
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Basilica of St. Nicolas - Nef
Basilica of St. Nicolas - Nef
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Holy Cross Church - Belfry
Holy Cross Church - Belfry
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Château
Château
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Château des Ducs de Bretagne - courtyard
Château des Ducs de Bretagne - courtyard
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Castle - Well in the courtyard
Castle - Well in the courtyard
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Castle - Chapel
Castle - Chapel
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Castle - Old dungeon
Castle - Old dungeon
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Castle - Windows
Castle - Windows
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Tour LU (Lefèvre -Utile)
Tour LU (Lefèvre -Utile)
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School of Fine Arts
School of Fine Arts
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Private Guided Walking Tour of Nantes – 2 hours
Culture and education47 € Nantes
Tour of the Château de Goulaine and the Official Museum of the lu Biscuit Factory
Culture and education9 € Haute-Goulaine (11.4 km)
Guided tour of Château de l'Oiselinière
Local flavours5 € to 10 € Gorges (23 km)
Natural'Parc
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 13 € Orée-d'Anjou (28 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wine
Local flavours0 € to 5 € Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (28 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille Greenway
Cycling itineraryEasy5h00Carquefou (9.9 km)
Château du Port Mulon Park
HikeEasy50 minNort-sur-Erdre (24 km)
Itinéraire cyclable entre Mormaison, Saint André Treize Voies et Saint Sulpice le Verdon
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h20Montréverd (35 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau-en-Mauges (42 km)
Along the Haute Perche Canal
HikeEasy1h30Pornic (43 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels