Guided tours in Nantes this summer
For a great stay in Nantes this summer, here are 5 guided tours not to be missed
The Château des Ducs de Bretagne
Set off on an assault on the emblematic Château des Ducs de Bretagne to uncover its every secret.
This site steeped in history was built in the 13th century. It is an exceptional example of the military architecture of the period.
During the guided tour, you'll discover how the castle has evolved over the centuries, from its medieval origins to its role as a ducal residence during the Renaissance.
Transport yourself through the centuries as you wander through the majestic rooms.
The Château des Ducs de Bretagne is also home to the Nantes History Museum.
The historic Bouffray district
Immerse yourself in the heart of Nantes' historic quarter on an open-air guided tour of the Bouffay.
Stroll through the narrow, cobbled streets to discover the medieval buildings, half-timbered houses and various squares that are bustling with life day and night.
This guided tour will help you understand the fascinating history of the district, its trading past and its role in the history of the city.
The island of Nantes and its machines
Have you ever seen an elephant in the middle of Nantes? Keep your eyes peeled - it's not unusual to come across one!
Follow the guide around the Ile de Nantes, where contemporary art and architecture rule the roost.
The tour takes you on a journey of discovery of urban art, modern buildings and, of course, the island's machines. Young and old alike will be delighted to plunge into this fantastic universe and learn all about these extraordinary mechanical creations.
In the heart of Nantes, the Passage Pommeraye is an institution.
This nineteenth-century covered passage hides a number of charming boutiques in a neo-classical design. The majestic staircases are an integral part of this architectural gem.
Find out more about the history of the Passage Pommeraye on our guided tour. The well-hidden secrets of the façades will be revealed to you little by little.
The banks of the Erdre by boat
Nature is never far from Nantes city centre and your hotel. That's why a trip to the banks of the Erdre, one of Nantes' most beautiful rivers, is a must.
Enjoy the calm and serenity of the area during your excursion. Admire the mansions along the way, as well as the lush green landscapes and picturesque bridges.
Your guide's anecdotes will add to this delightful trip along this emblematic river.