Welcome to Nantes


Spirited and innovative, this artsy city on the banks of the Loire has a history of reinventing itself. It was founded by Celts around 70 BC and in AD 937 it joined the duchy of Brittany. The Edict of Nantes, a landmark royal charter guaranteeing civil rights to France's Huguenots (Protestants), was signed in Nantes by Henri IV in 1598.

By the 18th century Nantes was France's foremost port, and in the 19th century – following the abolition of slavery – it became an industrial centre; the world's first public transport service, the omnibus, began here in 1826. Shipbuilding anchored the city's economy until the late 20th century and when the shipyards relocated westwards to St-Nazaire, Nantes transformed itself into a thriving student and cultural hub.


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$28.88 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Nantes City Pass

Located 30 minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean, on the Loire Estuary, Nantes is a perfect gateway for Brittany and Loire Valley.Your card includes:- Admission to the Marine Worlds Carousel, Castle of dukes of Brittany, Bretagne Tower, ...- Unlimited travel on the public transport network, including the bus, tram, and river ferries- A day bike rental- Sightseeing cruises on the Erdre rivers- Admission for many museums, including the Arts Museum, Jules Verne Museum,the Vineyard Museum...- Tours on the tourist train, city tour bus, and guided visits- Discounts on shopping and many other city activitiesThe “unmissables” of the Nantes city pass :- An absolute must is a visit to the Sea Worlds Carousel. Located on the banks of the Loire River, opposite the Jules Verne Museum the Sea Worlds Carousel will surprise you ! The public can access to the Giant Crab, to the Retrorocket Squid, the Bathyscaphe, the Manta Ray…A total of 32 elements!- The Castle of the dukes of Brittany is also not to be missed! This Breton monument houses a royal palace and a modern multimedia exhibition in its history museum.

$34.65 Outdoor Activities

Machines' Island

A fabulous trip in the heart of the famous Machines of the island of Nantes aboard our Segway. Come to discover this space of exhibition and animation which will seduce the youngest as well as the greatest: the Machines of the Island . From the city center, this walk offers a unique setting along the Loire. The big spaces allow to live a Segway 100% FUN and 100% original ! Segway Segway is self-stabilized , its grip is available to all and takes only minutes! An initiation is provided before departure, by your authorized Segway guide. PROGRAM : Start at the agency Mobilboard - Place Royale - Courthouse - The Carousel of the Marine Worlds - The Crane Titan - The Rings of Buren - The Elephant of Nantes - The Banana Shed - back Place Royale. Useful information : From 2 people and up to 8 people. For groups (+ 8): contact us. The appointment is at the agency Mobilboard, 5 minutes before the start of the ride. The agency is located near the Place Royale de Nantes. Suggested parking lot : Gloriette, Commerce or Tour Bretagne parking lot. Conditions for the practice of the Segway Segway: Minimum weight 45 kg and 118 kg maximum. People under 45 kg and from 10 years old can go for an electric scooter ride. Thank you for contacting us. Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The Segway PT is not accessible to pregnant women. The Segway is not recommended for people with an inner ear problem. Terms of cancelation : Offer not cancellable and non-refundable. Departure guaranteed and maintained in case of rain. Any delay of 10 minutes is considered a cancellation and can not be refunded, but the service may be postponed according to the availability of the agency within 1 month. For more information :Mail: nantes@mobilboard.com Tel: 02 40 75 69 47 Appointment at the agency: 9 Rue des Vieilles Douves, 44000 Nantes

$40.43 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private transport - Chauffeur privé

Our private drivers are waiting for you at the airport reception with a sign in your name. The professionalism of our drivers and their knowledge of the Nantes region will ensure you take full advantage of your journey. If your flight is delayed, do not worry, your driver will monitor your flight and be there when you arrive. He will then help you with your luggage and drive you to the car. Once you and the driver have rechecked the location address you provided, it will take you directly to your destination in Nantes This price include a simple transfert for 3 people and 3 suite cas maximum to Nantes city center (30 min maximum).3 types or car are available : Classic berline, luxury berline, or Van for 7 people If you need a special offer, please contact us for personalize the price.

$9.24 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Chateau des ducs de Bretagne Skip The Line Ticket

Discover the Château des ducs de Bretagne built at the end of the 15th century by François II, the last Duke of Brittany and then his daughter, Anne of Brittany, twice Queen of France. A castle with eight centuries of history, a palatial Renaissance residence of sophisticated sculpted façades and Renaissance ‘Grand Logis’. The castle, which sits between grandeur and renewal, is home to the History of Nantes Museum and its contemporary scenography. It paints a portrait of the city from its origins to the modern metropolis of today. The history of the castle unfolds and unique historical objects relate the role played by Nantes in the European slave trade, daily life in Nantes during the two world wars and the major local industries (LU, BN, etc). In total, more than 1,150 artefacts are on display across 32 rooms. The museum also reveals its own remarkable architectural secrets. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS We call them Vikings - From 16 June to 18 November 2018 From 793 to 1066 AD, the Vikings, simultaneously depicted as traders, looters, navigators and explorers, played a major role in much of Europe. They were originally from Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and some regions of Finland).  Much of our ‘recorded knowledge’ of the Vikings was written by their enemies of the time. Today, the notion of ‘Viking’ often refers to words such as ‘piracy’, ‘looting’ and ‘violence’. Yet we often have a false idea of these men of the North.  The exhibition offers a current look, based on the latest scientific discoveries and the updating of exceptional original objects covering a multitude of themes: religion and mythology, honour, funeral worship, life after death, arts and crafts, economics and trade, social fabric / identity of the individual, navigation and shipbuilding, the reputation of Viking warriors and the runes ... Free for children under 18 years old.

$41.59 Tours & Sightseeing

Mobile Wifi Everywhere in Nantes

Rent your personal 4G mobile hotspot, and enjoy internet where and when you want in Nantes, share your memories instantly with your friends and family. Save on incredibly high data roaming coasts. You are unlimited. Absolutely unlimited data and you can share the connection with 10 WiFi enabled devices, simultaneously. Feel free to share it with your friends or family.The connection is ultra-fast if you are covered with 4G. If 4G is not available in your area, then you will be connected to the 3G+ or 3G network. You will receive your hotspot in a protective cover directly at your hotel or any place in Nantes city centre.Just turn on the personal hotspot, on your WiFi enabled device (Smartphone, tablet, laptop or other), choose the hotspot's network name and you're connected. At the end of your rental, you just have to drop your package in any mailbox you can see! Ready to enjoy your stay in France!

$72.39 Transfers & Ground Transport

Nantes NTE Airport to Nantes City One-Way Private Transfer

Don’t exhaust yourself with delays and problems in public transport. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport and will bring you to your location in Nantes quick and safe. You will be awaited by your private driver in the arrival terminal holding a sign with your name on it. When your flight is delayed, do not worry, your driver will monitor your flight and be there when you arrive. He then will help you with your luggage and lead you to the car. Once you and the driver double-checked the location address you provided us with he will take you straight to your destination in Nantes. Enjoy the drive past the famous Château des ducs de Bretagne and the iconic Nantes Cathedral while the driver takes you to your destination. To guarantee that no problems will occur we ask you to provide us with your flight number and the address of destination in Nantes. With these details your private driver will monitor your flight and make sure to be there when you arrive. We will supply you with a travel voucher that you can present to your private driver.