Discover Nantes, a city not to be missed in the Loire-Atlantique
Take advantage of your camping stay in Loire-Atlantique to visit Nantes
A city that is both dynamic and rich in a rich historical heritage, Nantes succeeds in admirably combining modernity with the vestiges of the past. Take advantage of your camping holiday on the Côte de Jade to visit the splendid city of Nantes for at least one day.
Explore the heritage of Nantes
The castle of the Dukes of Brittany is an essential place in the city. You can stroll through its courtyard and ramparts and visit the history museum, which will give you more information about Anne of Brittany and François II, the first owner of the castle. A journey through time as impressive as it is instructive. To stay in a medieval atmosphere, head to a historic district of Nantes, the Bouffay district. Admire its half-timbered and half-timbered houses where the Saint-Croix Church is located, as well as numerous restaurants, bars and creperies that make it a popular place for Nantes residents and tourists. As for St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral in St. Peter's Square, it will undoubtedly impress you with its size, Gothic style and splendid sculptures. A building not to be missed under any circumstances during your day in Nantes! Did you know that the Lu biscuit factory, a symbol of Nantes has become an artistic space? Renamed Le Lieu Unique (LU), it is the ideal place for anyone wishing to take a cultural break: concerts, plays and shows are on the agenda.
Unforgettable walks in Nantes
Walking around Nantes is a very enjoyable experience because of the large sidewalks that provide comfortable spaces for pedestrians. Stroll along the Loire and admire Daniel Buren's Rings or enjoy a moment of shopping at Pommeraye Passage, the mythical 3-storey shopping gallery that plunges you into a unique and prestigious atmosphere. Looking for a nature spot? There is no shortage of green spaces in Nantes, so the Jardin des Plantes and its abundant flora offer you a bucolic stroll among waterfalls, camellias, magnolias and many exotic plants. Other gardens are also worth a visit in Nantes: the Japanese garden on the island of Versailles or the Parc de Procé. So many flowery places and green lungs where you can enjoy a picnic break with family or friends. For a more dynamic walk, don't resist a bike ride by following bike paths like La Loire à vélo.
Museum and sightseeing in Nantes
Your camping holiday in Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef will allow you to discover the many museums and other attractions of Nantes:
- The Nantes Art Museum: Without doubt one of the most complete art museums in France. Previously reserved for superb painting collections, it has opened up to other more modern arts.
- The Natural History Museum with very interesting exhibitions, perfectly adapted to the youngest visitors.
- The island's machines installed on the former naves of the shipyards. You will be impressed by these fantastic animals on which you can ride and take control. Don't miss the famous Elephant who waters passers-by with his trunk, the carousel or the giant spider, among others. A bestiary that grows over the years for an essential curiosity during your camping trip near Nantes.
- The escape games of Nantes will make you spend superb moments of complicity with family or friends. Locked in a room you will have time to escape by solving several puzzles! Leave in Time's highly detailed sets will immerse you in very exciting worlds. We hope you will find the exit without any problem in order to see you again quickly at our campsite in Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef!