Nantes is a vibrant and lively university city, historically part of Brittany. The city has good transport links served by trams and buses. Nantes and its region are well known for beautiful lakes and marshes, fresh fish from the Atlantic and much more besides. It is an enjoyable place to visit for a short or long stay holiday.
There are many things to see and do in and around Nantes. If you wander round and explore the city you will come across the 19th century Passage Pommeraye shopping mall with elegant original boutiques, well worth a visit here whether you like shopping or not! If you prefer not to walk you can take a tour of the centre on the little tourist train.
A visit to the Cathédrale Ste-Pierre et St. Paul which was restored following a fire may be of interest to you, in the south transept you will find a marvellous example of Renaissance sculpture. You might want to make time to visit the Botanical Garden, Jardin des Plantes, here you will see collections of rare plants, cactus houses and beautiful flower beds, and there is also a playground at the northern end to keep the children amused.
A popular visitor activity is to take a river cruise which explores the Edre passing many chateaux along the way and makes a very pleasant enjoyable outing. If you are interested in museums there are some that you might like to visit. The Natural History Museum, the Musée Dobrée and the Musée des Beaux Arts are all worth seeing.
You may want to sit at a café and watch the world go by, you will find plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in Nantes. There are bars with live music and discos that stay open late. If you are dining out fish is a speciality but there are many choices of menus to suit your taste and budget.
If you enjoy outdoor and water based activities on your holiday you will find a lot are available here from kayaking, sailing, riding, cycling and walking. This part of Brittany is suitable for most age groups.