Built in 1994 by French architects Barto & Barto, this four-star design hotel is a historical monument. Its distinctive slit windows evoke the city's shipbuilding heritage and a 2016 makeover has injected a zesty dose of contemporary chic into the striking vintage ensemble. Minimalist rooms are cream with dark wood floors, glass cupboards and zig-zag chairs. Breakfast – wholly organic – costs €14.
The ground-floor lobby – with designer furniture, honesty bar, free tea and coffee, iMac, and artwork for sale – is a stylish place to lounge.
The hotel’s bright, spacious rooms are equipped with air conditioning, soundproofing and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
Hotel La Perouse serves a daily buffet breakfast using seasonal, organic and fair-trade produce.
The Graslin Theatre and the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne are easily accessible on foot. Nantes’ SNCF train station is 1.5 kilometres away and the city’s three tram lines are within 100 metres of the hotel.