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Visit the Passage Pommeraye | Nantes

Want to do some shopping during your stay in Nantes? Then head for the Passage Pommeraye!


A masterpiece of Nantes history


This famous passage was dreamed up by Louis Pommeraye, a young notary, who wanted to have the most luxurious shops within easy reach. It took King Louis-Philippe 3 years to build the Passage Pommeraye while managing conflicts with local residents.

A difference in level of almost 10 metres on a hillside of sand and rock also gave the last king of France difficulty in consolidating the work.

The inauguration took place in 1843. Sixty shops were brought together and the passageway quickly became a landmark for the wealthy people of Nantes.

Despite obvious crises over the centuries, the Passage Pommeraye invented an activity so common in the 21st century: window shopping. Nantes quickly became a fashionable place for the French bourgeoisie.


The shops of the Passage Pommeraye in Nantes


Today, the Passage Pommeraye has kept its neo-classical soul of the time and its decoration full of ornaments and statues. It inspires many filmmakers and artists of all kinds.

The Passage Pommeraye has 3 galleries and 2 streets not to be missed:
  • Galerie de la Fosse ;
  • Galerie Régnier ;
  • Galerie Santeuil ;
  • Rue Puits d'Argent ;
  • Rue Santeuil, inaugurated in 2013 with over 3500 m2 of additional shops.
During the creation of the new passageway between 2013 and 2015, the town hall took advantage of the opportunity to give the place a facelift and to bring it up to safety standards. All the work was carried out in accordance with the rules of the trade, under the supervision of the Bâtiments de France, the historic monuments and the Nantes Heritage Department.


Practical information to note


📍 Rue de la Fosse 44000 Nantes

How to get there?
🚍 Bus (stop Saint-Nicolas or Commerce)
🚊 Tramway 1 (Commerce stop)
🚲 Self-service bicycle

⏰ Open every day from 8am to 8pm except Sunday, from 9am.
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