Cheap Hotels in Nantes
Hotel Saint-Patrick is located in a pedestrian area in the centre of Nantes. It is a 6-minute drive from the Nantes Train Station and 100 metres from the Commerce tram station (lines 2 and 3). The soundproofed rooms are equipped with a shower and satellite TV. Some rooms overlook the courtyard. Hotel Saint-Patrick is 250 metres from Place Royale and a 10-minute walk from the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, also called Nantes Cathedral, making it a good base to explore Nantes.
The 4-star Adagio Nantes Centre holiday residence is ideally located in the city center opposite the Ile de Nantes. Fully equipped apartments with kitchens, a fitness center and undercover private car park make this a prime address for business or leisure stays. The old town is easy to reach on foot or by tram and the Château des Ducs de Bretagne is 109 yards (100 m) away. Directly accessible from the north exit of the TGV train station.
Hotel Saint Yves lies close to the centre of Nantes, a 10 minute walk from Saint Pierre Cathedral and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access. Each guest room is uniquely decorated and equipped with a modern private bathroom, flat-screen satellite TV and heating. Saint Yves serves a daily buffet breakfast in its dining room. The hotel also has a garden where guests can relax. The historical centre of Nantes can be easily accessed on foot or using the city’s bus and tram network. Hotel Saint Yves provides free parking for guests exploring the Loire region by car.
The Coeur De Loire is located in Nantes, 1.7 km from the Chateau Des Ducs De Bretagne. It offers a buffet breakfast, served on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the garden. The individually-decorated rooms at the Coeur have free Wi-Fi internet access, TVs and private bathrooms. They have garden or street views. Guests can relax with a complimentary newspaper in the lounge, which has a piano. It also includes a secured bicycle storage. The Coeur De Loire hotel is 2 km from the SNCF train station and from the Theatre Graslin.
Close to the center of Nantes with direct access to the TGV train station and a shuttle link to Nantes Atlantique Airport, the 4-star Mercure Nantes Centre Gare is ideally located at the crossroads of the Euronantes business district, the Cité des Congrès events center, castle and Machines de L'Île. Want to relax after a day of meetings or sightseeing? The hotel has air-conditioned rooms with modern and relaxing decor. Discover modern and sophisticated cuisine at La Brasserie restaurant.
Stay in an urban aquatic setting at the Novotel Nantes Centre Bord de Loire hotel. Close to the city center, the hotel's comfortable rooms offer a stunning view over the river. Whether travelling with family or colleagues, enjoy a gourmet break in the con temporary restaurant. During the day, visit the unique works of art at the Machines de l'île, then sample the city's nightlife at the Hangar à Bananes. Drift away on the Nantes current at Novotel.
Hotels in Nantes
Set in the Loire Valley, in one of France's most innovative and cosmopolitan cities, Nantes hotels are a great place to stay if you're looking for Breton castles and colourful bistros.
Nantes has a rich history stretching as far back as the Roman period. The city was, until the Second World War, the capital of Brittany. The best place to get to grips with this historical lineage is by visiting the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, home to the History of Nantes Museum. The castle itself was the residence of the Dukes of Brittany between the 13th and 16th centuries before becoming the Breton residence of the French monarchy. The museum is a fantastic place to take kids and has plenty of hands-on multimedia exhibitions.
The best place to learn about the natural world in Nantes is at the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, while the Musée des Beaux-Arts has some of the finest paintings on display outside of Paris including work by Monet and Picasso. Another family friendly museum is the Musée Jules Verne, dedicated to the author of Around the World in 80 Days who was born in Nantes in 1828.
Theatre and wonder
One of the city's most unique attractions is Les Machines de l'Île de Nantes, featuring a 45-tonne mechanical elephant and the enormous 25m high Le Carrousel des Mondes Marines. Home to the Nantes Opera is the 18th-century Théâtre Graslin and even if you're not watching a show the building is still worth seeing. For art-house films there's the Cinéma Katorza while Le Lieu Unique is a renovated industrial space that used to be a biscuit factory and now houses everything from dance performances to philosophy classes.
Food and drink
Nantes, like most French cities, is exceptionally proud of its cuisine. And with the quality of restaurants on show it really has every reason to be. Cocotte Restaurant serves delicious duck and pigeon in an old butcher's shop, the vine-covered Le Grappillon serves mouthwatering dishes inspired by the cuisine of French Indian Ocean territories, while La Bouche à Oreille cooks up a hearty French bistro-style meal of sausages and in lentils. For night time fun, head to the bohemian Café Cult – featuring a hip crowd and regular live music.
The Loire Valley
Outside of Nantes the Loire Valley region is famous for both world-class vineyards and dramatic Châteaux. Travelling along the Loire will put you in the path of Château de Sully-sur-Loire, Château de Chambord and Château de Chaumont amongst others. If you have a car, the area is an exceptionally beautiful one to explore and well worth experiencing.
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