Nantes Things to Do

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  • 1. Les Machines De L'Isle De Nantes

    Continuing our story of the Galerie des machines, and its mechanical marvels we went to a demonstration in the back , of the Avion. The airplane The first time we heard this word for the latin base...

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  • 2. La Cathedrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul de Nantes

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The cathedral is inmense with a rich architecture inside housing the tombs of the last duke of Brittany François II and his wife Marguerite de Foix. This tomb in marbre that sculptor Michel Colombe...

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  • 3. Chateau Des Ducs De Bretagne

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Well administrative not part of Brittany by an oversight in 1941, but historicall and personally part of Brittany ,the great city of Nantes. Home of the rightful name castle of the dukes of Brittany...

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  • 4. Bouffay - The Old City

    The oldest quarter of the town. This is the first area where I ended up when arriving from airport with shuttle bus. There is bus and tram stop called Commerce. Major bus and tram lines are going...

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  • 5. Passage Pommeraye

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is amazing place from 1843. Jean-Baptiste Buron and Hippolyte Durand Gasselin, contributed to its design, which is very elaborate and includes renaissance style sculptures. Lot of movies have...

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  • 6. Opera Graslin

    Walking along rue de Voltaire we saw several stores around, some nice buildings (pic 1) but the most impressive was L’Opera Graslin (pics 2-3 ). It was built at the end of 18th century (1788) by...

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  • 7. Le Jardin des Plantes

    Its a botanical garden, located in city centre. Locals are really proud of their Magnolias in there and they have one what is more than 200 years old. Very nice place to visit. Has ponds, grotto, palm...

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  • 8. Museum of Natural History

    le musée d'histoire naturelle is at rue Voltaire in a nice mansion. It is open every day from 10h to 18H, and admission is 3,5€ adults.The museum in Nantes is...

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  • 9. Museum Dobrée

    an arqueological ,historical, and artifacts museum from a family of great collectineurs ,the Dobrée.the museum is under renovation until 2015, but keep it handy...

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  • 10. Church Notre Dame de Bon Port

    also known locally as Church Saint Louis to honor the sailors who look after Saint Louis for help at sea. The Dome is 60 meters high similar to the Invalides of...

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  • 11. church Saint Nicolas

    a church basilica of Saint Nicolas was built over one from the 11C, by the priest and later bishop of Nantes Félix Fournier between 1844-1869 and the materials...

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  • 12. museum of fine arts or Beaux-Arts

    It is located between the Château des Ducs de Bretagne ,and the jardin des Plantes, this museum housed many wonderful works of arts, and Italian collections...

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  • 13. Basilique Saint-Nicolas

    This basilica is a catholic roman church that was built in 1869 by Jean-Baptiste Antoine Lassus in neo gothic style using local granite and limestone. It’s...

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  • 14. Quai de la fosse

    On our way to the famous wooden elephant we passed by Quai de la fosse, the dock area which used to be full of prostitutes during weekends but also full of...

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  • 15. des tables memoriales pour nos morts

    After visiting the canal we passed by the ugly square du Maquis de Saffre(pic1), obviously the modern building at the corner was much more interesting!Anyway,...

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  • 16. Versailles:an isle of boats (l’ile aux bateaux)

    A park that is actually a small island inside the canal! Lovely place, very quite early in the morning, full of green and some great picturesque corners....

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  • 17. the canal

    One of the best moment we had in Nantes was the lovely walk along the canal. We started from monument aux cinquante otages et la Resistance and walked up to the...

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  • 18. Museums in Nantes

    I was surprised of the numerous museums in Nantes! Most of them were very peaceful though as there are not many tourists in town (we were there late...

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  • 19. eglise Sainte Croix (Holy Cross)

    Church of Holy Cross is a catholic roman church that was built in 1685. We passed many times from this church due to its location at the center of the old part...

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  • 20. Porte St. Pierre

    Just behind the Cathedral there is an old gateway from 15th century that was built on the remains of a old medieval wall. It gives an opportunity to imagine the...

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  • 21. monument aux cinquante otages et la Resistance

    On 22 of October a tragedy took place in Nantes when Hitler ordered the execution of 50 hostages as a revenge for the death of Felkommandant by communist rebels...

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  • 22. An unseen way to discover Nantes

    Greeters are like keys, each opening a door to a different view of Nantes.They offer custom visits to show you the typical sights but also unusual addresses,...

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  • 23. Notice the Porte St.-Pierre

    Up the street along the North side of the Cathedral (r. de l'Eveche) one sees the Porte. St.-Pierre, a 15C gateway built on the remains of a Gallo-Roman wall....

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  • 24. Study the Tomb of Francois II

    This most interesting monument is situated in the S. transept. It is a double tomb for Duke Francois II and his second wife Marguerite de Foix. It as executed...

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  • 25. Look at the Interior(the Museums)

    The main buildings house the Musee des Arts Populaires et Regionaux.It is entered via a large Italianate outside staircase. Prior to that make a brief detour to...

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