Family and Kids in Nantes

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Nantes? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Nantes, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Nantes.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Nantes for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Musee Des Beaux-arts De Nantes

    Family and Kids

    Also known as Fine Arts Museum of Nantes, is an art museum, built in 1801. It holds some of the finest piece of French paintings in its sumptuous gallery. Along with these paintings, you also get to see other artworks made by Georges de la Tour, Chagall, Monet, Picasso and Kandinsky as well. However, the museum was closed for renovation since 2011 and was recently reopened in 2013. At present, ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Les Machines De L'ile De Nantes

    Amusement Park

    If you are looking for innovative and unique tourist sites, you cannot give a miss to Les Machines de I’lle de Nantes. It is the quirkiest sight of Nantes, taking you to a journey to a future world. All thanks goes to the makers, Francois Delaroziere (La Machine) and Pierre Orefice (Manas association), who had such an innovative idea to re-create a warehouse of a former shipyard into a ma...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Jardin Des Plantes

    Garden, Botanical Garden

    It is a municipal botanical garden, built in the middle of 18th century. According to history, this garden is said to be the earliest botanical garden of the city. Taking a tour within the garden will let you meet with 11,000 species planted within a web of ponds, paths and waterways, decorated with artificial mountains, statues and fountains. Don’t miss out the Greenhouse within the park...Read more
  4. Amazing Nantes attraction for kids
    Memorial De L'abolition De L'esclavage

    Family and Kids

    The French memorial is solely dedicated to the abolition of Slave trade in Nantes. The city council decided to build it on 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. The exhibition within the memorial displays the history of salve trade, including shipments of Nantais in 18th century.
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Cathedrale De Saint-pierre Et Saint-paul

    Family and Kids

    It is a Gothic Roman cathedral, and considered as one of the last French Gothic Cathedral that exists till date. So, it is one of the important tourist attractions of Nantes which you cannot give a miss. According to the history, it took around 457 years to complete the construction of this cathedral. You can make out from the exterior and interior look of the cathedral that how much pain had b...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Nantes
    Lieu Unique

    Family and Kids

    It is a typical art center with a bar, a restaurant and LU Tower and a shop and is situated in the former premise of the LU biscuit. People usually visit this place to watch theatre. If you are interested in theatre, you can pay a visit to this place. After the theatre, the bar and restaurant is where you can spend some more time.
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Le Passage Pommeraye

    Family and Kids

    It was inaugurated in 1843, under the rule of King Louis Phillipe, the last, this passage was named after a lawyer, Louis Pommeraye. He wanted to transform the infamous and underdeveloped neighborhood into a developed shopping passage. The construction is said to have lasted for 3 years. Soon, with the passing time, the passage turned into a shopping arcade. A tour inside the arcade will let yo...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Le Parc De Proce

    Park

    It is a nice old fashioned family park where you can stroll for sometime. The park also has a café housed in a mansion, which was originally built in late 18th century by Mayor of Saint-Pere-en-Retz. Spring is considered as the best time to visit this place. However, you cannot give a miss to the streams of Chezan, dahlias and fuchsias in summer.
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Jules Verne Museum

    Family and Kids

    This museum is dedicated to the French writer Jules Verne. Housed in a late 19th century old beautiful building, the museum is located just near the Loire River. The white façade of the buildings sparkles because of the light coming from the south and get reflected on the river flowing by. The magnificent Moorish arches above the windows and doors make the building more attractive. A tou...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Chateau Des Ducs De Bretagne

    Family and Kids

    Located in the historical center of Nantes, this castle is considered as the important building of the city. From the exterior, it is a fortress of 500 meter tall with curtain walls, divided by seven towers linked by a sentry walk. A step into the interior, welcomes you with a huge courtyard with a 15th century ducal residence, build in gothic architectural style. The white stone walls and clas...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Island Of Versailles

    Family and Kids

    It is a man-made island, highly inspired by the achievements of the Japanese architects. It was created by restoring a natural landscape. Things to see: Maple and pine trees pruned cloud. Dry garden at the center of tea house. Aquarium fish of Erdre House. A walk along the Erdre.
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    La Maille-breze

    Family and Kids

    It is the first naval museum since 1988, afloat in France. As the history says, the city Nantes was born and grew surrounding the river. Moreover, in the latter half of the 18th century, Nantes has been the leading manufacturer of merchant ships. In order to preserve this rich heritage, this museum was built. It was previously a merchant ship which has now been turned into a museum. on board, y...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Musee Naval Le Maille Braize

    Educational Site

    It is the first naval museum since 1988, afloat in France. As the history says, the city Nantes was born and grew surrounding the river. Moreover, in the latter half of the 18th century, Nantes has been the leading manufacturer of merchant ships. In order to preserve this rich heritage, this museum was built. It was previously a merchant ship which has now been turned into a museum. on board, y...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Musee Thomas Dobree

    Family and Kids

    It is a museum of art and archeology, located in the Western part of the Graslin district. It was given by Thomas Dobree. However, now the museum belongs to the Conseil general de la Loire-Atlantique. During spring and summer, the museum holds various events, like the night of museums, The Archaeology Days, Heritage Days and so on. According to the current record, the museum has over 135,000 ar...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Le Marche Talensac

    Family and Kids

    If you are looking for a market where you can do shopping for both grocery as well as clothes, come to Marche de Talensac. This market is probably one of the most popular markets of Nantes. It is one of the oldest markets, situated right at the center of the city. This market is usually open from Tuesday to Sunday and remains closed on Monday. The entire market is divided into 3 sections &ndash...Read more