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Nantes

The gate to Brittany

At the edge of the Loire, Nantes, with its important cultural heritage is a city that looks to the future. With a mix of history, culture and nature, Nantes will catch your attention all year long.

The city, its region and the whole of Brittany will charm you with their beauty and diversity.

Nantes has an overflowing energy. Numerous events are organized all year long: Crazy Day, the 3 Continents Film Festival, the Nantes Jazz Festival...

You never get bored in this city that overflows with youth. Nantes is also a "green" city where walking is a pleasure. During an estuary cruise, enjoy the ecological environment of the city.

In the old town, you will discover the soul of Brittany when you taste delicious crepes in one of the many historic creperies. As you exit  Nantes, take the road to the Atlantic coast, and the ports of Le Croisic and Pornic, and the seaside resort of La Baule with its beach and casino.

But Nantes is also the gateway to mythical Brittany. It will take several days to travel, from the Gulf of Morbihan to Mont St Michel through the tip of Finistere and its harbor of Brest, to the famous ports of Perros Guirrec and St Malo.

 

Must See

Castle of the Dukes of Brittany :

If you come to Nantes for a weekend, you cannot miss a visit to the castle of the Dukes of Brittany. You will escape to walk in the old fishing village of Trentemoult and on the banks of the Erdre. With your family, you can reach the island of Nantes on a giant elephant
Château des ducs de Bretagne

 

The parc de Brière 

Travel in a flat-bottomed boat in this natural park. The largest swamp in France after the Camargue, you will sail along its many canals.
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The islands of the Gulf of Morbihan

What a pleasure to travel the Gulf of Morbihan and its fifty islands and islets including the islands of Monks or Arz.

The port of Saint-Goustan and the Auray estuary

Scenic landscapes, small port lined with half-timbered houses, you will visit Saint-Goustan with its cobbled streets and artists' studios.

Quiberon, Carnac and Belle-Ile-en-mer 

At the end of the peninsula of Quiberon, you will admire its beaches and its cliffs beaten by the ocean winds. The port of Quiberon is the starting point for Belle-Ile-en-Mer, a must-see, wild jewel in the ocean.

Carnac and its megalithic alignment will make you jump back 6000 years.

Old towns of Vannes and Quimper

The cities of Vannes and Quimper have landmark neighborhoods with cobbled streets and half-timbered houses typical of Breton architectural art

HISTORY OF THE CITY

851 : Foundation of Brittany. The countries of Retz, Nantes and Rennes are part of the Breton Kingdom

937 : Nantes becomes the Capital of Britanny

1476 : Birth of Anne de Bretagne, daughter of François II of Brittany and Marguerite de Foix, on January 25

1532 : Brittany and France "unite" following the marriage of Claude (daughter of Anne) and Francis I of France who did not respect the marriage contract, but Britain will remain quasi-independent until 1789.

LEISURE

Visits :

  • Castle of the Dukes of Brittany
  • Museum of Natural History
  • The machines of the island

Walks:

  • Grand Blottereau Park

Near-by :

  • Puy du Fou Medieval Theme Park

Transportation

Nantes has a fairly dense bus and tram network. 

To travel around Nantes, you can use the TER train network that goes all the way to La Baule other resorts of southern Brittany.

But, the best way to visit the Nantes region and Brittany is to rent a car.

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Nantes will make you dream and will guarantees a dazzling escapade. Lovers of beauty or the culture of Britons, whether you go there for a cultural trip or for work, Nantes is the ideal destination to discover the charms of Western France.

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Practical information
BEST TIME TO VISIT

Brittany is famous for its rains ... .Which gives it a certain charm. In the spring, the colors are at present. Summer is of course the most pleasant season to visit the Nantes region and Brittany.

WHAT TO WEAR?

Raincoats are mandatory, especially in autumn and spring. In the summer the temperatures are mild.

FLIGHT TIME

Nantes is 2h30 away from Tunis, 2h40 away from Monastir and 2h50 away from Djerba

HOURS

From the start of October to the end of March: no time difference with Tunisia (GMT+1). From the end of March to the end of September, Nantes  is one hour ahead of Tunisia (GMT +2)

LANGUAGE

French as the main language, English as a second language

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nantes Atlantique Airport is 10 km south-west of Nantes. Registration starts 3 hours before departure.

CURRENCY

Euro (EUR)