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City break in Nantes. Active leisure ideas for Nantes - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Le Palais de justice (Nantes) The city of Nantes is of great popularity among shopping addicts as the destination features numerous original stores and shopping centers, foods markets and consumer goods markets. The most popular souvenirs among city guests are various sorts of wine of local production as well as dainty confectionary products. Porcelain is also one of the popular souvenirs. The Pornic store offers an original choice of gifts and souvenirs.
A significant landmark of the destination which will be of great interest for all tourists is the Castle of the dukes of Brittany. It was the main residence of dukes of Brittany since its … Open
The store performs a wide choice of clothes and outfits, footwear and stylish accessories of marine theme. This is a place to buy some works by Jules Verne. Modern print offices publish the works of the famous writer in various languages of the world. The largest shopping center of the Nantes city is the Passage Pommeraye center which offers innumerable stores and shining show windows attracting many customers. A choice of goods is rather vast in the center. One will find brand clothes, high quality footwear, elite perfumes and luxury jewelry.
Tourists traveling with kids should pay a visit to the Espace Quilly entertaining center. Young travelers will love a great choice of playing grounds and various attractions. While kids are trying in action intricate constructions their parents may enjoy a cozy rest area or visit one of the local restaurants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Travelers can get from the airport to the city center by bus running from 5. 30 till 23. 00. On weekdays the bus departs two times per hour and on weekends it departs once in an hour. The … Open
The Jardin des Plantes will surely be of great pleasure and interest for open air leisure enthusiasts. The territory of the botanical garden is about 7ha. The botanical garden presents a rich collection of exotic plants and flowers. The territory of the garden is crossed with numerous lanes and alleys which are best for hiking and cycling. Eco tourists are recommended to visit a neighboring village named Trentemoult.
Futur hotel The village is known for plenty of natural attractions and is of great popularity among fishing fans. Night entertainment fans will discover a wide choice of excellent bars, night clubs and dance floors. The entertaining establishments of the city offer its visitors various entertaining programs each day. The Le St James bar is located not far from the city center. The bar attracts many visitors with its vast choice of exclusive cocktails and engaging theme parties. Contemporary music fans and eager dancers will love the Melocotton night club as it features a large bright dance floor, stylish bar and a cozy rest area.
Fans of outdoor recreation will surely appreciate the time spent at Golf De Nantes Erdre where they can enjoy not only an amazing playing experience but also strikingly picturesque views. It is also worth checking out Acrocime Rope Town if you want to spend equally active hours overcoming obstacle courses. It must be said that this kind of entertainment is suitable for all levels of training and brings unforgettable impressions. Nantes also boasts Parc du Grand Blottereau, a Japanese garden with a variety of interesting plants famous for its lush vegetation and well-groomed territory. Like any other oriental-style garden, it is perfect for relaxation.
Cour interieure du chateau des ducs de Bretagne (Nantes) Aquatonic is one of the most popular indoor swimming centers in town. Here, visitors are provided with superb thermal zones, a gym, a spa, as well as aqua-box classes. For tourists looking for a relaxed atmosphere, of equal interest is Caliceo with its indoor and outdoor pools. Besides the latter, here you can find beautiful sunbathing areas, thermal zones, a wellness pool, a spa with massage rooms. Latitude Spa famous for its beautiful interiors and soothing atmosphere offers a wide range of spa services. A great place to improve one's health is "Ô35", a swimming complex conducting classes on aqua box, aqua cycling, aqua pilates, and fitness.
Fans of shopping will certainly not be bored in Nantes. Here, interesting stores and shopping centers can be found in almost every district. The most attractive shopping street is Rue … Open
In the city, you can also find typical indoor swimming centers with pools - for example, Piscine du Petit-Port. Of course, there is a place for entertainment centers in Nantes. Those interested in virtual reality should head to Hypercube VR or Virtual Univers, those who want to feel like a pilot and fulfill their life-long dream are welcome to Skyway Simulation. What about mountain climbing? Learn the basics at Altissimo Escalade where you can practice indoors in a comfortable setting. One more place should be advised to those wishing to spend time actively - Karting de Nantes, where, as the name suggests, visitors can ride go-karts.
Nantes Planetorium Another great place in Nantes (especially for families) is the atmospheric amusement park Carrousel des Mondes Marins where rides are themed on the works of the most famous native of the city - Jules Verne. Among the most amazing attractions are Le Grand Éléphant and La Galerie des Machines. The park is located near one of the main sights of the city - Les Machines de l'Île. A must-have for cinema-goers is the most atmospheric theater in town - Gaumont. Of interest to tourists is Ferme de la Chasseloire where they can find a mini zoo with domestic animals (rabbits, goats, roosters) and an incredibly fascinating pastoral atmosphere.
The city is located just two hours away from Paris and is considered the western capital of the country. The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany has always been considered the main symbol of … Open
In the city, you can find wonderful art cafes and theaters offering to diversify leisure by watching colorful and interesting performances. These include La Compagnie du Cafe-Theatre with its cozy atmosphere, La Cloche Revue Cabaret with magnificent acrobatic and theatrical performances, as well as the Theater du Cyclope that holds mainly comedy shows, thanks to which a mood-lifting effect is guaranteed. Nantes also has many cooking studios where visitors can learn how to cook like they do in Brittany in a warm friendly atmosphere. To do this, check out Atelier Vincent Guerlais, Cook and Go or L'Atelier Gourmand - the most popular studios in town.
Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) Escape clubs are ideal for those going on vacation with friends or family. You all will need to use your wits and demonstrate the ability to work in a team. In Nantes, there are all conditions for a quality game experience. The most popular center is John Doe, thanks to which participants will have a chance to try on the role of a robber, a prison-breaker or a miner who needs to find a way out of a mysterious mine. Escape Hunt allows tourists to uncover the secret of Anne of Brittany, find the philosopher's stone or solve a sophisticated crime.
The city of Nantes situated at the mouth of the Loire River is a tourist destination worthy of being explored. Besides the fact that Nantes boasts of a great many attractions and a rich … Open
No less remarkable are the quests offered by La Ligue des Gentlemen where themes range from mystical to historical. One more popular escape club is Nant'escape where you can choose from rooms themed on different historical periods, including the 70s and 80s of the 20th century, as well as the 17th century. All the quests require solving many interesting puzzles. Paintball and laser tag centers such as Paintball Expérience and Laser Game Evolution Saint Herblain are equally great for team play and increasing the level of trust between all participants. A kind of “anti-stress” is Le Chat l'Heureux, a cafe where beautiful cats can be stroked, fed, and played with.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Nantes and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Nantes

La Maison Cafe
Where: 4, Rue Lebrun, Nantes;
Cafe Cult
Where: 2, rue des Carmes, Nantes;
Le Pub Univers
Where: 16, Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Nantes;
Wilton’s Bar
Where: 23, Rue de Rieux, Nantes;
Le Marlowe
Where: 1, Place Saint Vincent, Nantes;
Le Bagadou
Where: 11 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, Nantes;
Cafe Le Flesselles
Where: 3, Allee Flesselles, Nantes;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Nantes
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Brière' , 54.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Golfe du Morbihan' , 99.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Marais poitevin' , 122.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Nantes
♥   Amusement park 'Puy du Fou' Les Epesses, 59.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Cobac Parc' Lanhélin, 137.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Nantes
♥   Restaurant 'Au Plaisir' Nantes. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Chants d’Avril' Nantes. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Félix' Nantes. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Océanide' Nantes. Type - Seafood. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’U.ni' Nantes. Type - Creative. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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City break ideas for neighbours of Nantes

Guide to your best city break in Nantes - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Nantes - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Nantes?' disappears immediately.
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