Weekend Getaway in Nantes
Arrive in Nantes and check into your hotel in the Bouffay neighborhood, located in the historic city center. This central location will provide easy access to many attractions.
Start your day by visiting the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, a magnificent castle that now houses the Nantes History Museum. Explore its historic rooms and learn about the city’s rich past.
Take a leisurely stroll along the Loire River and visit the Jardin des Plantes, a beautiful botanical garden. Enjoy the serene atmosphere, explore the various themed gardens, and visit the tropical greenhouse.
Indulge in a delicious lunch at one of the local restaurants, trying traditional Breton dishes like galettes or fresh seafood.
Explore the vibrant neighborhood of Île de Nantes, known for its contemporary art installations and architectural wonders. Visit the iconic Les Machines de l’île, an artistic and mechanical amusement park featuring giant mechanical creatures.
Enjoy dinner at one of the trendy restaurants in the area, and immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of the neighborhood.
Take a day trip to the nearby village of Clisson, located about 30 minutes by car from Nantes. Known for its medieval charm, visit the stunning Château de Clisson and wander through the picturesque streets lined with half-timbered houses.
Enjoy a leisurely brunch in one of the cozy cafes, and savor the relaxed atmosphere of this charming village.
Return to Nantes and visit the Musée d’Arts de Nantes, housed in a beautifully renovated 19th-century palace. Admire its extensive collection of art spanning from the 13th to the 21st century.
Explore the Passage Pommeraye, a stunning 19th-century covered shopping arcade. Wander through its elegant boutiques, cafes, and specialty shops.
Dine at a traditional Nantes brasserie and sample local dishes like rillauds (pork confit) or canard aux navets (duck with turnips).
Take a romantic evening stroll along the Erdre River, known as the “most beautiful river in France,” and enjoy the peaceful ambiance.
Visit the Musée Jules Verne, dedicated to the life and works of the famous author Jules Verne. Explore the exhibits showcasing his imaginative creations and delve into the world of adventure and exploration.
Explore the cultural hub of Nantes at the Quartier de la Création. Visit the contemporary art museum, Le Lieu Unique, housed in a former biscuit factory, and discover its innovative exhibitions.
If time allows, take a relaxing boat cruise along the Erdre River and admire the beautiful mansions and lush greenery.
Depart from Nantes, taking with you fond memories of your weekend getaway in this vibrant city.
Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions in advance, as well as any travel restrictions or guidelines that may be in place during your visit. Enjoy your trip to Nantes!