Sightseeing route in Nantes

Nantes

【City description】

It’s a city on the banks of the Loire river and it was the biggest port city in France before. We can find elegant buildings because it was the principal city of the Duchy of Bretagne. We can find animal machines like elephants at an attraction park named Les Machines de l’île.

【Overall rating】

 ★★★★★

【Time required】

 9 h

【Budget】

 27.20 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★★

【Sightseeing route】



【Start】

①Nantes station

Gare de Nantes

②Plants Garden

Jardin des Plantes

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Leave the garden and go to Georges Clemenceau St.



③Art Museum

Musée d’arts de Nantes

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 8 euros

Opening hour: 11 am – 7 pm (until 9 pm on Thursday / open at 10 am between July and August)

Close: Tuesday, 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 12/25

★Continue to walk on the street.



④Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul Cathedral

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 pm (until 6 pm in winter)

Close: No

★Go to Mathelin Rodier St in front of the cathedral for 5 minutes.



⑤Castle of Duc of Bretagne

Château des Ducs de Bretagne

Time required: 90 min / Admission fee: 8 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – 6 pm (until 7 pm between June and August)

Close: Monday

⑥Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Château St to enter the center street for 15 minutes. When you arrive at Royale Square, turn right and go to a church.



⑦Saint-Nicolas Basilic

Basilique Saint-Nicolas

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 7 h 30 pm

Close: No

★Go to Duvoisin St beside the basilic and when you arrive at the rail of tramway, turn left and go up the street. It takes 10 minutes.



⑧Tower of Bretagne

Tour de Bretagne

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 1 euro

Opening hour: 2 pm – 2 am in weekdays / 10 am – 0 h on weekend

Close: Monday, Tuesday

★Return to Royale Square with the same route. Then, go to Fosse St. It takes 15 minutes.



⑨Pommeraye Passage

Passage Pommeraye

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk on the street as far as the river and turn right. When you arrive at a bridge, passe it. It takes 20 minutes.



⑩Machines in the island

Les Machines de l’île

Time required: 2 h / Admission fee: 8.50 euros par average for each attraction

Opening hour: 10 am – 5 pm (2 pm – 6 pm in winter)

Close: Monday except the summer vacation

★Pass the bridge again and turn left. Take a tramway at a stop Chantier Navals to return to the station. It takes 15 minutes and the ticket is 1.70 euros.



【Goal】

Nantes station



【If you have more time…】

⑪The LU Tower (it’s not accessible in the interior)

La Tour Lu

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

If you want visit, get off the tramway at the stop of Duchesse Anne-Château des Ducs de Bretagne when you go back from Machines in the island.

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