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To order a taxi, call +33253457796

French Summer Holidays 7 Jul to 1 Sep 2019

Nantes tourist info. – see & do https://www.nantes-tourisme.com/en/see-do

Online Nantes tourist guide in English https://fr.calameo.com/read/000106866637adca9d026

Lonely Plant online https://www.lonelyplanet.com/france/southwestern-france/nantes

Guardian online https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/apr/27/nantes-france-city-breaks-with-kids.

Le Voyage à Nantes – Follow the Green Line

The 2019 edition of Le Voyage à Nantes will take place from 6 July to 1 September!

Meandering around Nantes, you will notice a painted pea-green line snaking along the pavement, zipping up unexpected staircases, sneaking along backstreet alleys and prancing with purpose across cafe pavement terraces. This, ingeniously, is Le Voyage à Nantes(www.levoyageanantes.fr), an urban art trail that leads curious visitors to dozens of works of art – sculptures, contemporary art installations, stunning viewpoints, architectural works – all over the city. Many – such as sky-rise bar Le Nid or the slide built into the 15th-century ramparts of Château des Ducs de Bretagne – are amusingly playful and interactive. The trail is 12km long, but can be traced in sections too. Pick up a city map, marked with the trail, at the tourist office or simply follow the green line and see where it takes you.


Transavia flights on Thursdays & Sundays only. Web site

4 Jul SXF        15:35 -> Nantes 17:50
21 Jul Nantes 12:45 -> SXF     14:55

Flat in Nantes


Do, 4. Jul 2019 – So, 21. Jul 2019, 17 Nächte/2 Gäste
Anzahlung € 666,23 €. Fällig zum: 19.06.19 € 1.155,13

Les Machines de l’île de Nantes

Galileo Fernsehbericht


Les Machines de l’île is a totally unprecedented project. A product of François Delaroziere and Pierre Orefice’s collective imagination, it is the only place where you’ll find Jules Verne’s “Invented Worlds,” the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci, and Nantes’ industrial history, all on the exceptional site of the city’s former shipyards.

Some strange machines came to populate the Île de Nantes. After the Grand éléphant, this is now the turn of a Manta Ray, a Sea Snake and of all kinds of incredible boats to take possession of the banks of the Loire River in the Carrousel des Mondes Marins. These uncommon machines were born from the hands of the constructors of the company La Machine and came to life in between those of Les Machines de l’île before the public’s eyes. Their backwards and forwards between the building workshop and the Galerie des Machines give impetus to the movement at the heart of the former Dubigeon warehouses. They convey a mysterious reality to this island just like the time when vessels were launched there for all the trips of the world.


La Loire à Vélo from Nantes to Le Pellerin

17.8 km
Contemporary art features large along the Loire’s long estuary and this stage shared by the Loire à Vélo and Velodyssey cyles routes. The installations are startling, set in unusual locations. They offer joyous surprises close to the city of Nantes.


9h30-13h & 15h30-19h Monday to Saturday / 9h30-12h30 & 18h-19h Sunday and bank holidays

Classic bike for a half day : adults 10€ / Children 9€

Quai de Malakoff
02 55 10 11 74



123 stations and 1230 bikes are available in a wider area around the city center

For your short trips: Bicloo, self-service bike (the first half hour free). After subscription (on site or terminals) valid for 1 day,3days, or one year, you take your Bicloo and check it back in the stations available in the city center.

Open 7j / 7 and 24 hours a day, bicloo is a real complementary(additional) means of transportation in the bus, in the Navibus, in the stations and in the tram.


Subscription from 1 to 3 days: 2 – 5 euros

The first half an hour : free
Then add : 0,50€ additional half an hour / 1€ : The extra half an hour / 2€ : additional half an hour
Further information at Maison Bicloo (6 rue Léon Maître) and Bicloo mobile application


01 30 79 33 44

Seaside Day Trips

The city of Nantes is only 50km from the Atlantic Ocean, making a coastal day trip a must.

  1. Pack your bucket and spade for the classic seaside town of Le Croisic (population 4036), a pretty, half-timbered fishing harbour where shrimps, lobsters, crabs, scallops and sea bass are sailed into shore and unloaded. Talking of fish, the town’s aquarium is well worth visiting. Trains head to Le Croisic (€16.80, 1½ hours) from Nantes.
  2. Along the way, it’s worth stopping at St-Nazaire (population 68,513; €12.30, 45 minutes), where cruise ships – including the Queen Mary II – are built.
  3. Also along this stretch of coast is the glamorous belle époque resort of La Baule (population 15,456; €15, one hour), boasting an enormous beach. Gare de Nantes TGV8917 “Le Croisic” 47 Min. to Gare de Pornichet.

Les 23 petits voyages

Online booklet in French https://fr.calameo.com/read/0001068665425523fa703

e.g. Lac de Grand-Lieu is a lake located 15 km to the south-west of Nantes



Cycle along the Loire? to CHÂTEAU MÉDIÉVAL D’OUDON




Saumur by train, change in Anger


Clisson is really easy to get to (30 minutes by train) and is a lovely little town. https://www.tripadvisor.de/Attractions-g1842343-Activities-Clisson_Loire_Atlantique_Pays_de_la_Loire.html

Directly from Nantes, you also have diferent cruises on the Loire or the Erdre River : en.nantes-tourisme.com/cruises-3813.html

Nantes is a very good railway hub and there are trains going to interesting and attractive towns in almost every point of the compass. Eastwards up the Loire alley you could visit either Angers or Saumur. That chateau at Saumur is one of the most picturesque and was, indirectly the model for Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Southeast of Nantes you could visit Clisson or continue southwards to La Rochelle. There is a regular service southwestwards to the pretty little port of Pornic. Another line heads westwards along the northern side of the Loire estuary goes to Le Croissic, another picturesque fishing port, and passes through the traditional seaside resort of La Baule. Going northwest you can get to Vannes, an attractie town from where you an take a boat trip on the Gulf of Morbihan. To get there you may hae to change at Redon which is worth spending an hour or two, particularly if you have any interest in canals. To the north there is Rennes, a city often seen as no more than a stage on the way to Mont St Michel but it is a city with a rich history. Finally, to complete the circle, you can get to Chateaybriand on the new tram train service. You may find you need a couple more weeks!