Nantes Tourism

Visit Nantes - Best of Nantes

Nestled on the river Loire (longest river and last wild river in Europe) estuary, Nantes is always considered as the nicest cities of France. Presently, the city is renowned as lively and innovative city. A closer look into the city highlights the fact that Nantes maintains a remarkable balance between its rich heritage and innovations, economy and culture. With the river Loire playing as a perfect backdrop for cultural activities of the city, Nantes is a perfect welcome for travelers who come to visit France.

According to the history, Nantes was once the house to the Duke of Brittany. You can make this out from the historical monuments and museums, still preserved by the city. On the other hand, a journey to the island of Nantes can show how much science has developed. A tour to Les Machines de I'lle de Nantes gives you a journey to the world of imagination. Apart from science, maritime industry of Nantes is something you cannot be ignorant about. Its prominent example is La Maille-Breze (a floating marine museum).

Apart from the tourist sites, Nantes knows how to please its visitors. With the specialty in seafood, Loire valley wines, Nantes cake, age old sailors had been able to infuse the flavors of Nantes with other flavors from all around the world. Trying any of the restaurants of Nantes will offer you the opportunity to sample the strong culinary wealth of Nantes.

Nantes Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Nantes tips for your visit

  • If you are fond of travelling in off seasons, December to March can be considered as an ideal time to avoid crowd in Nantes. However, you need to carry heavy coats and umbrella for self protection.
  • To know about the train tickets from and to Nantes, get in touch with SNCF ticket office, located at the centre of the city.
  • Bus or tram tickets to move around the city will cost you around 1.50€ and can be individually bought from bus drivers (for bus) and at the tram-stop ticket machines. These tickets are valid for one hour after being stamped.
  • A ticket journalier, costs around 4.60€, are valid for 24 hours. Make sure you stamp it when you use it for the first time.
  • Bikes can be rented and you can get it free at first 30 minutes after renting it. However, you need to deposit 150€ in advance (in case of any damage to the bike).

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Facts and Stats for Nantes*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nantes

    Know the pollution level of Nantes before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.61 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 29.55 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.64 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.55 (Low)
  • Nantes: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nantes for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nantes.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 34.62 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.92 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Nantes - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 69.77 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.31 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.25 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.16 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nantes

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nantes

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.31 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 52.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 106.18 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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