WHAT TO SEE IN NANTES ?

Located on the banks of Loire River, Nantes is an important city located in north west of France. Nantes is a pleasant city and also been votes ad most liveable city of France by Times magazine. The splendid scenery, beautiful galleries, museums and spectacular castles are major attractions of Nantes. Interesting sights and attractions are scattered all around the city and to the outskirts too in Nantes. For better and comfortable exploration you can hire a car from car4hires. Nantes have hundreds of reason for attracting people from all over the world. This lively and inventive city has restored many of its old buildings and turned them into an interesting tourist attractions. City is known for inventions, cultural activities, festivals and regeneration projects.This forward-thinking French city has one or the other thing for every visitor. Some of the best attractions of Nantes have been short-listed beneath.

 

LES MACHINES DE I’LLE

It is a grand innovative museum in Nantes which have most unique experiences to offer. You will see a giant mechanical Elephant strolling around the banks of Loire followed by sea snake and Manta Ray. This outstanding museum is creation and invention of Francois Delaroziere and Pierre Orefice. Once you visit this museum you will fall in love with this fantasy world and kids love it the most. Mechanical flying herons, mammoth tree branches and jumbo ants are unique highlights of this museum.

 

CHATEAU DES DUCS DE BRETAGNE

It is popular large castle set located in heart of the city. It is a stunning example of French architecture which calls for a must visit. For best views of this beautiful complex structure, visit it at night for sure. It served as the seat of Province of Brittany till 1941. It is also listed as national historic monument and home to Nantes Historic Museum showcasing nearly 850 artefacts and rich heritage of the region.

 

JARDIN DES PLANTES

It is city’s largest and most beautiful botanical garden open daily from 12:30 am to 6 pm. More than 500 varieties of flowers are found here giving spectacular look to the garden. A stroll through the garden is most relaxing and unwind the noise of city. This masterpiece of nature was founded in 18th century.

 

CATHEDRALE DE SAINT PIERRE ET SANT PAUL

Also known as Nantes Cathedral it is a Roman Catholic Church situated in the heart of city. It features architectural forms with white stone, large towers, huge decorated gates. It is a peaceful and charming historic religious place offering great experience located in the centre of the city.

 

 

 

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