Make the most of your weekend in Nantes to explore the diversity of this City of Art and History. From your Kyriad location, visit the preserved portion of the Quai de la Fosse, the old port, and the Cours Saint-Pierre and Saint-André, which is a public promenade. Stop by the Château des Ducs de Bretagne to visit the 13th-century fortress and its history museum. Then wander along till you reach the Gothic Nantes Cathedral and the medieval district of Bouffay with its wood-paneled houses. Finish with Ile Feydeau and the neighborhood Graslin, where you can sample Nantes's culinary specialties.
If you’re spending a week in Nantes, take advantage of your stay to dive into the city’s turbulent history. Discover its role in the 18th-century slave trade with a visit to the Slavery Abolition Memorial, then learn about its industrial past at the old Tobacco Factory or the former LU cookie factory, now a performance venue. Extend your exploration of Loire-Atlantique and local cuisine with a stop at one of our Kyriad hotels in Saint-Nazaire, La Baule or Pornic, for stroll down the beach or a meal at the port.
For a family vacation in Nantes, explore the island of the same name, an open-air amusement park full of fun. Nestled between two branches of the Loire, the Ile de Nantes is home to the Park des Chantiers, an enchanted world with gardens, beaches, lounge chairs and showers, located on the site of a former shipyard. Fun and games await children near the Machines de l’île, otherworldly interactive contraptions including a giant elephant, The Tree of Cranes, and the Underwater World Carousel. Looking for a more cultural experience? Bring the kids to the Jules Verne Museum, the Planetarium, or the Natural History Museum.