OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide
Nantes

Cuisine of Nantes for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) The main feature of local cuisine and culinary art is plenty of sea foods. As a complement to inimitable dishes local restaurants offer their gusts to try some popular sorts of wine produced on the renowned wineries of Nantes. The most popular sort of sparkling wine is considered to be the muscadet. Among white wines the gros plant is best worth noticing. Nantes will be of great interest and pleasure for pastry and sweets admirers as the area is a birthplace of popular treat named crepes. These are large pancakes with various fillings.
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
At present the city invites travelers to visit more than twenty gastronomy establishments which offer their guests different crepes with the most incredible fillings. Local culinary experts are talented foods creators. The restaurants of Nantes offer a rich choice of cakes and pies prepared following signature recipes. The city of Nantes counts more than four hundreds of various gastronomy establishments.
One of the most visited eating places is considered to be the La Mare aux Oiseaux restaurant which specializes in local cuisine and possesses an excellent wine list. Despite the popularity of the eating house the restaurant keeps the pricing at a rather affordable level. Thus a cost of a dinner of three courses will not exceed 30 Euro. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
The city hosts attractive restaurants of Italian cuisine among which the La Tavola eating house is the most remarkable one. A cozy hall featuring fine furniture, a rich menu, pizza prepared following original recipes and astonishing choice of wines are the main ingredients of a comfortable leisure. Travelers with kids give preference to the La Poissonnerie restaurant. Young visitors of the place love original serving and design of the dishes. A choice of specialities of the house will satisfy even the most sophisticated gourmands.
Nantes - Erdre The best place for business meetings is the La Cigale restaurant. It is housed in a majestic historical building. Its hall is decorated in keeping with best traditions of the art deco style. In the daytime the La Cigale restaurant sinks in the atmosphere of serenity and privacy and in the evenings the place offers live music and exciting entertaining program for the guests. The Song Saveurs et Sens restaurant specializing in Vietnamese cuisine is a must visit place for exotic cuisine gourmands as the eating house offers a scale choice of delicacies. Those wishing to enjoy aroma pancakes are recommended to visit the Creperie Heb-Ken restaurant attracting hundreds of regular customers visiting the place again and again to try favorite ethnic treat.
In the past, Nantes was known as a large industrial city, and now it is a major tourist center and a venue for many interesting holidays and international festivals. The most unusual holiday … Open
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 establishment (the 13th century) till the 16th century. Then the castle stood abandoned for a certain period of time and at present this massive fortifying building is a place of the Nantes History Museum. Its collection includes 850 inestimable showpieces of different epochs.
Limousine  lopera A unique landmark of the area is a cultural project named the Machines of the isle of Nantes. Its opening was held in 2007. A scale open air museum demonstrates incredible constructions made of metal and wood to its visitors. The most remarkable showpiece of the museum is the Great Elephant. The construction reaches 12m in height.
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
A cultural establishment of Nantes famous far beyond the boundaries of the city is the Jules Verne Museum. Nantes is the native city of the world renowned writer. The collection of the museum tells its guests about creative works of the writer and demonstrates a unique collection of private articles. The city of Nantes has preserved a house of Jules Verne but at present it is closed to the public.
Le Palais de justice (Nantes) Painting admirers should necessarily visit the Musee des Beaux-Arts as its collection encompasses a large period of the 12th – 19th centuries. Apart from the collection of ancient paintings the museum offers an exposition of statues. Among other remarkable cultural establishments of the city the Musee Thomas-Dobree is best worth mentioning. It is housed in a majestic palace of the 19th century which was previously owned by Thomas Dobree.
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 … Open
The museum presents a rich collection of antique articles among which one will find art objects, antique arms and beautiful furniture. After the collection exploration the visitors of the museum may enjoy a walk through a scenic area of the museum and admire aged trees. Among religious landmarks of Nantes the Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul is the most remarkable one. Its construction was started in 1434 and lasted for more than four and a half centuries. The majestic cathedral performs a unique fusion of various architectural styles and features luxurious interior design.
Futur hotel The traditional cuisine of Nantes is characterized by a great variety of fish dishes. Local chefs prepare wonderful dishes from zander, salmon, and pike, and you can try them at restaurants of various levels. Recipes for some fish dishes have long become a world-wide classic, and pike with cream sauce is a great example. To prepare this dish, you need a pike weighing 1-1.2 kg, as well as 500 ml of dry white wine. You will also need: juice of one lemon, 1 carrot, 1 celery sprig, 3 sprigs of parsley, 1 bay leaf, 1 sprig of thyme, 1 medium onion, peppercorn (1 tsp), white vinegar (1 tbsp), 300g of butter, salt and herbs.
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
First of all, you need to cook the broth. To do this, put herbs in a pot with 2 liters of water and cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, and then add some wine to the broth. After another 10 minutes, add 2 tablespoons of coarse salt and peppercorn. Remove the broth from fire, add lemon juice, and let it cool, and then remove the herbs from it. Pike is placed in a pot, it should be completely covered with broth. If there is not enough water, you can add some.
Cour interieure du chateau des ducs de Bretagne (Nantes) The fish is put on fire and brought to a boil, after which it is cooked over low heat for 15 minutes. When the dish is ready, let the fish rest in the pot for another 5 minutes. Then remove the pike from the pot, let the water drain, and serve the fish with steamed potatoes and butter.
In addition to the dish, you can cook Nantes butter, which is a common compliment to various types of dishes. For this, butter should be cut into small slices and left in a warm place. Then put thinly sliced shallots in a pot, add white wine and vinegar, after which bring it to boil. The sauce must be kept on fire until the volume of liquid is about 2 tbsp.
Nantes Planetorium After that, remove the pot from the heat and gradually add butter, stirring constantly. The sauce should become homogeneous, then just salt and pepper it to taste. At Nantes restaurants, such an unusual sauce is served with many fish dishes. It can be prepared in advance and kept in a warm place, stirring regularly. Fish dishes have long become a hallmark of Nantes restaurants. In the past, many fish dishes were prepared only on holidays, but now they can be easily cooked at home any time you want.
Nantes - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

City tours, excursions and tickets in Nantes and surroundings

Where to go for dinner in Nantes: recommended cafe and restaurants

L’atlantide
Where: 16, Quai Ernest Renaud, Nantes; Telephone: +33 (0)240 73 23 23;
La Cigale
Where: 4, Place Graslin, Nantes; Telephone: +33 (0)251 84 94 94;
Au Fil Des Saisons
Where: 20, Place Charles de Gaulle, Nantes; Telephone: +33 (0)240 36 30 05;
Bar D´Ambiance Rumeur
Where: 3, Chemin des Bateliers, Nantes; Telephone: +33 (0)240 49 59 42;
Christophe Bonnet
Where: 6, Rue Mazagran,, Nantes; Telephone: +33 (0)240 69 03 39;
Villa Mon Reve
Where: Route des Bords de Loire, Nantes; Telephone: +33 (0)240 03 55 50;
L’Abelia
Where: 125 bd. des Poilus, Nantes; Telephone: +33 (0)240 35 40 00;
Reference information
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Nantes
♥   Restaurant 'Le Bouchon' Nantes. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Instinct Gourmand' Nantes. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'LuluRouget' Nantes. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
♥   Restaurant 'Le Gressin' Nantes. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'L’Atelier d’Alain' Nantes. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Car rental on OrangeSmile.com Rentals in Nantes

European Hotels Post Poor Results of November 2020

While exotic foreign destinations are temporarily not available, tourists can take a chance to discover beautiful places near their homes. Staycation packages can be a valuable option for people who are tired of their homes and are craving a change of scenery. A romantic weekend at a hotel or a long weekend in a neighboring town is great for forgetting about the routine, enjoying good food, and simply relaxing. Read this

16.01.2021

Nantes in photo set

Searching where to eat - restaurants and cafe on Nantes map

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Churches/Temples
Museums
Castles/Palaces
Monuments
Touristic areas
Sightseeings
Attractions
Attraction parks
Casino
Theaters/Cinema
Disco/Clubs
Parks
Zoo
Aqua parks
Transport
Airports
Train stations
Bus stations
Metro
Parkings
Fuel stations
Ports/Ferries
Open the list of object types
Health/Sport
Open the list of object types
Food/Money
Open the list of object types
Shopping
Open the list of object types
Beauty/Medicine
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Nantes

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Nantes (France) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Nantes restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Nantes, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends.
OrangeSmile.com - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44


Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | OrangeSmile.com | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018