Weekend in Nantes : What to do in 2 days?
Explore the historic centre and medieval quarter of Nantes
Le Lieu Unique
This centre for contemporary culture, where shows are performed every evening, was formerly the premises of the LU biscuit factory. Take advantage of your visit to Nantes for 2 days to admire the 360 degree panorama offered by this building.
The Bouffay district
Open your eyes wide and let the magic happen. As you stroll through the narrow streets, you will find gems such as the Château des Ducs de Bretagne and the Nantes Cathedral. In the evening, the district comes alive and becomes emblematic for locals and travellers.
The Place Royale and the Place du Commerce
The city of Nantes is made up of various squares, full of history.
The Place Royale is located in the heart of Nantes. Its fountain represents the maritime and river activities of the city.
The Place du Commerce is located near the restaurants and shops. It is currently being renovated.
The Graslin district
This neoclassical quarter is home to some of the most exclusive shops and restaurants in the city. The Passage Pommeraye is the most famous shopping mall in the city centre. It is one of the structural and heritage symbols of Nantes and was classified as a historic monument in 1976.
Visit the city's museums
What better way to get to know a city better than to discover its collections?
The history museum
This large museum retraces the history of the city of Nantes with exhibitions and original collections on important themes such as the Atlantic slave trade and slavery or the two world wars.
The art museum
Enjoy a new experience by immersing yourself in the works of the main artistic movements of France and Europe. In addition to the paintings, the architecture of the place leaves room for admiration and contemplation. With 4 floors, this visit is a must.
The Jules Verne Museum
If you love the writer, this excursion will please you. Get to know the man and his life. His wife also shares her vision of him with you exclusively.
Continue the visit outside by looking for statues of him in the city centre of Nantes.
Stroll between nature and discovery
Finally, for a green touch to your weekend in Nantes. Here are a few activities to do with your family or friends:
- Marvel at the Jardin des plantes ;
- Take a bike ride along the banks of the Erdre river;
- Meet an elephant on the Ile de Nantes;
- Take pictures of the rings on the Quai des Antilles.
Book your hotel in Nantes
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By staying in our hotel, you will be able to easily take advantage of the various places and monuments to be discovered, such as the Old Nantes, the City of Congresses, the cultural activities of the city, or the numerous restaurants, all located nearby.
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