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Nantes Attractions

Are you a fan of fine dining or shopping? Or maybe you just prefer to get acquainted with a new place like a true local. When you're in Nantes, it doesn't really matter which way you lean — this interesting metropolis offers all the experiences and sights you could ever wish for.

If you're ready to explore Nantes, join one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a local expert show you the most popular attractions. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top 1 fun activities in Nantes are also worth looking into.

Things to Do in Nantes with Kids

Nantes boasts plenty of close by fun things to do for you and your kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the crew entertained for days.

Free Things to Do in Nantes

Leave your purse in the hotel. It's a cinch to have fun in Nantes without paying a penny.

Printing museum - See if there are any special displays or guided tours on at this fascinating museum.

Le Lieu Unique - This is a fantastic place to get your culture hit and learn more about the region's artistic side.

Galipy - Loads of fun is what you'll find at this unmissable place.

University of Nantes - Visit this modern local landmark and be wowed by its exceptional design.

Memorial of the Abolition of Slavery - If you're intrigued by bygone eras, this is one stop you really shouldn't miss.

Place du Commerce - This lively location is a favorite of locals and tourists alike.

Hotel Dieu Hospital - Pull out your guidebook and learn why this place is worth adding to your itinerary.

Nantes Cathedral - Mix a little spirituality into your getaway by stopping by this holy site.

Botanical Garden of Nantes - Whether you can tell your peonies from poppies, it's not hard to find beauty in this picturesque display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Nantes

Nantes Centre

If you're spending time in Nantes Centre, you might enjoy attractions like Place Royale and Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany. 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.

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You'll enjoy the bars and gardens in Beaujoire. You might want to make time for a stop at Stade de la Beaujoire or Parc des Expositions de Nantes La Beaujoire.

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Ile de Nantes Palais des Congrès

Visitors to Ile de Nantes Palais des Congrès enjoy its river views, and if you want to do some exploring, Machines of the Isle of Nantes is worth a stop.

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Hauts-Paves - Saint-Felix

Hauts-Paves - Saint-Felix is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Ile de Versailles and Japanese Garden.

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Nantes Erdre

Unique features of Nantes Erdre include the river views and restaurants. Make a stop by Parc des Expositions de Nantes La Beaujoire or Stade de la Beaujoire while you're exploring the area.


Graslin - Commerce

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I not miss in Nantes?

You'll want to put these things at the top of your sightseeing list to get the most out of your trip:

  • Jules Verne Museum
  • Nantes Cathedral
  • Passage Pommeraye
  • Zenith de Nantes

What can you do in Nantes for free?

You'll hardly have time to dig your wallet out of your bag with so many fantastic free things to do:

  • Printing museum
  • Pole Atlantis - Saint Herblain
  • Cathédrale St-Pierre et St-Paul
  • Botanical Garden of Nantes