Description of Nantes

Nantes is the largest city in northwestern France and the sixth most populous municipality in the country. It is also the prefecture of the Loire-Atlantique department and the prefecture of the Pays de la Loire region . Today Nantes has more than 300 000 inhabitants and its metropolis more than 630 000. It also forms with the agglomeration community of the Nazarene region and the estuary a metropolitan area of ​​nearly 1 million inhabitants.


Tourist information
Nantes tourism (Nantes metropolis tourist office) 9 rue des Etats , +33 892 464044 (premium rate number) , email: Mon - Sat : 10 am - 6 pm Sun : 10 am - 5 pm.


Travel Destinations in Nantes

Cathédrale St.- Pierre et St.- Paul (Nantes)

Location: place St-Pierre

This Gothic church of Saint Peter and Paul contains a tomb of François II (1458- 88) Duke of Brittany along his second wife Marguerite de Foix.

Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne (Nantes)

Open: 9:30am- 8pm

Entrance Fee: Adult €8/ Children €4.80; grounds of castle are free

Official site


Musée des Beaux- Arts (Nantes)

Location: 10 Rue Georges Clemenceau

Entrance Fee: Adult €3.5/ Children free; First Sunday of the month is free

Tel. 02- 51 17 45 00

Open: 10am- 6pm Wed & Fri- Mon

10am- 8pm Thu

Closed: public holidays

Musée Jules Verne (Nantes)

Location: 3 rue de l'Hermitage

Entrance Fee: Adult €3/ Children € 1.5

Open: 10am- 12pm & 2- 6pm Mon & Wed- Sat

2- 6pm Sun

Official site



Get in

By plane
1 Nantes Atlantique Airport (IATA : NTE )( between Bouguenais and Saint-Aignan-Grandlieu, south-west of Nantes)
Nantes Atlantique Airport is connected to the main cities of France . To access the city center of Nantes at your arrival, three possibilities:

An "airport shuttle" that takes you to the center of Nantes ("Commerce" station), in 20 minutes , or to Nantes train station in about 30 minutes ( 9 € the Airport Shuttle ticket , valid for 1 hour on all network, more info on the Tan website ).
You can also take the "classic" public transport network which has the advantage of being cheaper ( fares ). However the trip will take about 30 minutes , with a connection. The solution is to take the bus line 48 from Nantes Atlantique to the terminus of the Neustrie tram line 3 ( 05 min ) which will take you to the city center (get off at the "Commerce" station). Tickets are for sale inside the bus at the price of 2 € (price 1 st September 2017).