Top 10 places in Nantes

Our app features the history of 47 monuments and great sites including places to discover Nantes. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Nantes

Visit The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany

The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany

history: In the 10th century, a first castle was built in Nantes: the castle of Bouffay. It was near the current Bouffay place, which originally was the courtyard of the castle. In 1207, it is replaced by the castle of the Tour Neuve, built by Guy de Thouars at the foot of the Gallo-Roman... Read more

Visit Cathedral

Cathedral

history: On the site of this cathedral were succeeded a druidic temple dedicated to Janus and three churches: a basilica (4th century), a cathedral (6th century) and another cathedral (11th century). The construction of the current cathedral lasted 457 years, from 1434 to 1891! It was built on the... Read more

Visit The Unique Place

The Unique Place

This original cultural center was created from the industrial establishment that housed the LU biscuit factory between 1886 and 1986. It was an original building with two towers, built by the architect Auguste Bluysen. It had to be restored after the bombings, and more recently, it was completely... Read more

Visit Passage Pommeraye

Passage Pommeraye

This beautiful shopping gallery was made between 1841 and 1843; built on a steep terrain, it is on 3 levels interconnected by a central staircase. It was renovated in 2015. Many passages were built in cities in the late eighteenth century. It was a nice convenience for city dwellers because there... Read more

Visit Garden plants

Garden plants

This beautiful botanical garden of 7.3 ha was created in the nineteenth century. It is an English style garden with bridges, water features, waterfall, fountains, statues, pavilions. The garden contains many remarkable trees: a 120-year-old large-flowered magnolia, a group of plane trees, a tulip... Read more

Visit Island of Versailles

Island of Versailles

It is an artificial island Erdre, created with dredging and earthmoving materials from the digging of the canal from Nantes to Brest (1811-1858). It has an area of ??1.7 ha; it is connected to the mainland by a stone bridge dating from 1845 and by two metal bridges (1988). It has long been occupied... Read more

Visit The Machines of the Island

The Machines of the Island

This leisure park created in 2004 is based both on the worlds invented by Jules Verne, the machines of Leonardo da Vinci and the industrial past of the city. The number of its machines will evolve. The " Big Elephant " animated mechanics, designed by Jules Verne, 12 m high, 8 wide and 5... Read more

Visit The Nantes History Museum

The Nantes History Museum

It is in the castle of the Dukes of Brittany which it occupies 32 rooms. During a chronological and thematic itinerary, it presents the following themes: The castle, Nantes and Brittany from Antiquity to the seventeenth century, Nantes daughter of the river and the ocean, Trading and black gold in... Read more

Visit The Bouffay district

The Bouffay district

It is the oldest district of Nantes; it was built upon arrival between the 5th and 2nd centuries. before JC, of ??the Gallic tribe of Namnètes, which gave its name to the city. They developed the bronze industry and trade, trading wheat, hemp, wool, cured meats, leather shoes and harnesses, tools... Read more

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