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Nantes Attractions

Eager to know the most popular experiences and activities in Nantes? Rich history, appetizing food and plenty of interesting tourist attractions are just the start. Get your bags packed and explore this buzzing city.

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Things to Do in Nantes with Kids

Nantes is a fantastic place for a family break. Take the little ones along and enjoy these popular family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Nantes

They say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Nantes:

Printing museum - Speak to the friendly staff and gain an insight into the special collections housed here.

Le Lieu Unique - Satiate your artistic and cultural cravings here and observe local talent at work.

Galipy - Treat the kids to a good time or let your own inner child run free — this attraction was built for fun.

University of Nantes - Architecture buffs will no doubt enjoy marveling at the impressive modern design of this landmark.

Memorial of the Abolition of Slavery - Roam around this historic attraction and find out a couple of secrets from days gone by.

Place du Commerce - Discover why visitors and locals alike love the charm and character of this place.

Hotel Dieu Hospital - Widely recognized among the locals, this place is worth exploring.

Nantes Cathedral - Mix a little spirituality into your escape by dropping by this religious site.

Botanical Garden of Nantes - Recharge your mind, body and soul by spending a little time with Mother Nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Nantes

Nantes Centre

If you're spending time in Nantes Centre, you might enjoy attractions like Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany and Nantes Cathedral. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Commerce Tram Stop to see more of the city.


Ile de Nantes Palais des Congrès

Ile de Nantes Palais des Congrès is noteworthy for its river views, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Machines of the Isle of Nantes and Loire Valley.


Coulmiers-Jardin des Plantes

Unique features of Coulmiers-Jardin des Plantes include the gardens and churches. Make a stop by Loire Valley or Jardin des Plantes while you're exploring the area.


Quartier Bretagne

Restaurants and historic sites are notable features of Quartier Bretagne. You might consider a stop by Loire Valley while you're exploring the neighborhood.


Graslin - Commerce

Graslin - Commerce is noteworthy for its coffeehouses, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Loire Valley and Passage Pommeraye.


Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Nantes on a sunny day?

A Nantes City Card is a fun way to explore your surrounds and soak up some rays.

What should I not miss in Nantes?

Don't return home without ticking off the following sensational sights:

  • Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany
  • Nantes Cathedral
  • Jules Verne Museum
  • Passage Pommeraye

Are there cheap things to do in Nantes?

You'll find tons of activities and tours here that are just the ticket if you're watching your pennies:

What can you do in Nantes for free?

Your escape to Nantes doesn't have to cost a fortune with free things like these to explore:

  • Nantes Cathedral
  • Passage Pommeraye
  • Machines of the Isle of Nantes
  • Atlantis Shopping Centre