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Family trip to Nantes with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Futur hotel 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 history, which can be learned during tours (be sure to take the kids with you - they'll find it interesting for sure), it also has a lot of entertainment centers. Entertain yourself and the kids by visiting water parks, zoos, swimming pools, playgrounds, museums, parks.
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
One of the most popular places in the region is Planète Sauvage, a safari-style zoological garden. Here you can see giraffes, gazelles, fallow deer, pandas, flamingos, elephants. The most interesting part for children is dolphin shows, which receive only enthusiastic reviews. It'd be a good idea to take food with you - the park provides a picnic area where you can eat with the whole family. On-site there is a souvenir shop with safari paraphernalia, which people buy to keep some material evidence of the great time they spent together.
The second zoo is also located in the vicinity of Nantes. We are talking about Zoo de la Boissière du Doré where you can look at a variety of animals - giraffes, zebras, tigers, turtles, parrots. At the zoo, you will find a wonderful playground for the smallest ones and a picnic area. Its gift shop offers a wide range of souvenirs, and soft toys are of the greatest interest to children. Nearby is Natural'Parc Zoo-Attractions - a wonderful amusement park with lots of opportunities: go-karting, a maze, zipline, slides - children of any age will find entertainment to their liking. This place has many shady areas so it is great even in the heat. At its mini zoo, you can meet kangaroos, llamas, camels, yaks. Copyright
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 city has several pools, which become highly relevant in summer. First of all, it is worth mentioning Piscine du Petit-Port with its two pools - indoor and outdoor, as well as a small water ride. Piscine Léo Lagrange, which is considered a historic building (built at the end of World War II), is designed for those who want to just swim, there are no slides here. However, the center is very spacious and has several pools, including an Olympic-size swimming pool. The third complex, Piscine des Dervallières, offers a variety of opportunities for active recreation, including diving. But keep in mind that the pool is open only during summer months since only an outdoor pool is available for visitors.
Cour interieure du chateau des ducs de Bretagne (Nantes) On the outskirts of the city, you can also find Parc des Naudières - a great place for children who receive a whole range of impressions from visiting the complex. Here, small visitors can ride a paddleboat, feed ducks, try out swings and slides, jump on trampolines and inflatable structures. Although the park is small, all kids really like it, and tearing them away from this place can be a problem. You can also have a picnic here. Another great place for the youngest tourists is called Galipy. Here they have inflatable structures, castles, and trampolines - all that children love so much. Le Chat l'Heureux is a cafe bringing double pleasure to its guests. The fact is that its “hosts” are cats, which can be stroked and played with. Of course, try some delicious cakes afterward.
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 whole family would be happy to visit Altissimo Escalade where each of its members will have a chance to experience indoor mountaineering. However, the same can be done at Vertical Art. Karting de Nantes provides every opportunity to enjoy go-karting. If your kids want to play badminton or squash, just take them to "Badmin'squash", and if they are fans of bowling, Bowl Center awaits all families in Nantes. Paintball Expérience is another highly recommended center where small visitors can play with their parents for one team (or different ones) and thus increase trust between family members. Zone Laser is also designed for the same purpose.
Nantes Planetorium Parc du Grand Blottereau is a charming park located in Nantes. Built in the Asian style, it is a kind of an oasis of tranquility in the bustling city. It is good to relax here after a stressful day when all you need is peace and quiet. The city has a unique museum called Les Machines de L'ile, and it is ready to surprise both children and adults. Its exhibits are several wooden machines driven by various mechanisms. For example, here you can see a walking elephant, spider, fish. It seems that all of them have just leaped from the pages of Jules Verne's works. A nice bonus is an interesting garden with lots of unusual plants.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Nantes and surroundings

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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
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Aquariums in Nantes and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Océarium' Le Croisic, 74 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium de La Rochelle' , 122.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Nantes
♥   Zoo 'Planete Sauvage' Port-Saint-Père, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Zoo and Botanical Garden of Branféré' Le Guerno, 76.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Zoo de Doué' Doué-la-Fontaine, 94.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Nantes - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Nantes, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Nantes for families with children. - 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.
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