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Nantes is known for the high quality of life of its inhabitants and the wellbeing and relaxation it offers to visitors, whether they come for a few days or several weeks. Drop off your bags at one of our aparthotels in Pays de la Loire for an enjoyable stay a stone's throw from all the activities on offer in the region! Book online and choose from the many services we offer, such as laundry, housekeeping and even a breakfast buffet. Make the most of our latest promotions so that you are sure to have found the best deal.
Just a few kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean, Nantes is heavily influenced by the sea. It also has a wealth of cultural and leisure activities to please its inhabitants and tourists who visit the city. Nantes is an exciting, dynamic city with lively streets where you can stroll and spend some down time. Museums, parks and sports activities are all on offer to guarantee an enjoyable stay with memories that last forever. We must not forget the region's sports teams, whose matches will add some excitement to your holiday.
Cultural activities in Nantes
The city has museums for all tastes. Start off your tour with the Château des Ducs de Bretagne. This mighty fortress has over 500m of ramparts. It also houses the Urban History Museum, which tells the story of the biggest historic decisions and events that marked the city. Then, go on to St. Pierre Cathedral, a well-known landmark in Nantes. You could also visit the Jules Verne Museum, themed around the life of the writer, or the Natural History Museum, with vast collections of animals, plants and minerals. If you prefer to get some fresh air, go for a walk in the Machines de l'Île park. The park invites visitors to marvel at its incredible machines, like the enormous elephant, the gallery of machines and even the marine world carousel. Finish off with a visit to the Nantes Vineyard Museum, where you will learn all about winemaking and local wine expertise.
Leisure activities in Nantes
Take in the incredible atmosphere at an FC Nantes football match! You will be swept away by the fans' enthusiasm and get caught up in the buzz as you cheer on this exciting team. If you prefer to have your head in the stars, head to the planetarium, where you can explore our skies and learn about important astronomical discoveries. Drift along the Erdre River sipping a drink on a cruise, which will show you the city from another angle. You could even try kayaking on the Sèvre or Maine River. The kids will love spending time with you doing sports activities. Alternatively, try climbing, canyoning or via ferrata with local experts. Make sure you take time to relax too, with a trip to the spa or by booking a massage or facial.