Nantes Centre is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its college atmosphere. Take in the natural beauty of the riverfront and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. A stay at one of Nantes Centre's hotels makes it easy to venture out into the greater Nantes area.
Sightseeing around Nantes Centre
The area's storied past is told through the historic sites and castle, while local museums and theaters add a sense of refinement. Nantes Museum of Natural History, Beaux-Arts Museum, and Jules Verne Museum feature captivating exhibits. You can attend a show at Le Lieu Unique, Theatre Graslin, and Zenith de Nantes. Swing by Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, Memorial of the Abolition of Slavery, and Nantes Cathedral to learn about local history. Place du Commerce, Place du Bouffray, and Place Royale are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Immerse yourself in the collegiate life with a tour of University of Nantes. Create some family memories at Machines of the Isle of Nantes, Beaujoire Floral Park, and Hippodrome de Beaumont.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. An enjoyable day at the park is awaiting you at Cours Cambronne, Jardin des Plantes, or Japanese Garden. Surround yourself with nature at La Maison du Lac de Grand-Lieu. A visit to Passage Pommeraye, Stade de la Beaujoire, or Atlantis Shopping Centre won't disappoint either.
Don't miss Place du Marechal Foch, Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Port, and Ile de Versailles while you're here. Place du General Mellinet, Parc du Grand-Blottereau, and Manoir de la Begraisiere are other must-sees.
Getting around Nantes Centre
Nantes (NTE-Nantes - Atlantique) is the closest major airport, 4.2 miles (6.7 km) from Nantes Centre.