TRAVELLING, WALKING AND VISITING PLACES IN AND AROUND NANTES
Nantes is a city situated in the west of France in the department of Loire Atlantique. It is ideally located for tourism in summer or winter, thanks to its beaches, historical places of interest and various activities on offer to tourists.
The Hotel Belfort is at the heart of this wealth of culture and gastronomy. You too can discover another side to Nantes.
BEACHES CLOSE TO THE HOTEL BELFORT, NANTES
La Bernerie-en-Retz: beach 45km from Nantes
Pornic: beach 50km from Nantes
Saint-Brévin: beach 56 km from Nantes
Pornichet: beach 74km from Nantes
Saint-Jean-de-Monts: beach 75km from Nantes
La Baule: beach 80km from Nantes
Noirmoutier: beach 80km from Nantes
KEY PLACES OF INTEREST CLOSE TO NANTES
<strong>Château des Ducs de Bretagne</strong>
Also known as Naoned (Nantes in the Breton language), the Château des Ducs de Bretagne is listed as a “monument historique” and has stood witness to the history of Nantes and Brittany. It is a castle with 500 metres of ramparts punctuated with seven towers linked by curtain walls.
<strong>Château de Goulaine</strong>
This 12th century castle offers a range of activities, such as a visit to the butterflies’ aviary or the LU museum exhibition telling the story of the region’s famous biscuit brand. Naturally, you can also visit the castle.
This is located on the banks of the Loire, alongside the Quai des Antilles at the far west of the île de Nantes, and offers a choice of bars, restaurants, a nightclub and recreation areas. This is the place where bananas, imported from the Caribbean by sea and river, were stored and ripened until the beginning of the 1970s.
<strong>Les machines de l’Île</strong>
An exhibition and entertainment space consisting of machines used by the Royal de Luxe theatre company and situated on the Ile de Nantes on the site of the city’s former shipyards. Unmissable and unique, discover the Grand Eléphant and the Machines de l’ile. An excellent activity to do on holiday with your children in Loire Atlantique!
<strong>Le Passage Pommeraye</strong>
Visit the elegant shops in this mall, whose three levels are linked by a magnificent staircase, adorned with a number of statues, beneath a beautiful glass roof.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN NANTES
This public transport company serving the conurbation of Nantes manages all tram routes and some bus routes. As well as buses, there are 3 tram lines ranging from 13.4 to 17.6km in length and a 7km-long Busway line. You can use these services to travel anywhere in Nantes with a single ticket.
The Lila network (Lignes Intérieures de Loire-Atlantique) is a transport network operating a regular service throughout the department of Loire Atlantique.
The conurbation of Nantes has a 376 km-network of cycle lanes. Nantes also has a bike sharing scheme known as Bicloo, which has 790 bikes available across 80 bike stations.