Ideally located on the doorstep of Brittany and only a stone's throw from the Atlantic coast, the charming and artsy town of Nantes is the perfect destination for a jaunt with friends or a romantic weekend. Les Collectionneurs offers a selection of charming establishments where you can stay or dine in and around the City of Dukes.
Located 2 hours from Paris Montparnasse by TGV and with daily flights from other main cities, Nantes is the ideal destination for a short stay. Once here, dive into history with a visit to the chateau of the Dukes of Brittany. From this historic landmark, take a stroll through the cobbled streets to the district of Bouffay with its half-timbered houses. Climb the Brittany Tower whose "crow's nest" provides a panoramic view of the city. Walk back up through the Pommeray, a majestic shopping arcade dating to the 1840s which leads on to the Graslin theatre on the other side. Cross the Loire to Ile de Nantes, where the fairytale and futuristic rides of the Machines of the Ile de Nantes theme park, such as the giant elephant and the Marine World Carousel, lurk in the former hangars of the old naval shipyards. The Buren Rings light up as night falls. It's time to spend a pleasant evening at the Lieu Unique, a former biscuit factory converted into an unmissable centre for contemporary culture.
Nantes is equally enjoyable in the company of friends, family or a romantic partner, as an overnight stop on the way to discover the coast or a charming short break on the banks of the Loire. Les Collectionneurs have selected hotels and guesthouses of character who share high standards of quality so that you can make the most of this getaway. The comfortable rooms provide all modern comforts, all bathrooms equipped with shower or bath, beautiful linens, down to technological essentials such as air conditioning, free wifi access and flat-screen television. In the morning you can enjoy either a buffet or continental breakfast on a terrace with a beautiful view over wooded grounds or a gourmet brunch in a stylish restaurant.
It's possible to book in advance online. For your convenience during your stay, each establishment usually offers luggage storage, concierge and laundry services. These hotels are ideally suited to family holidays. The communicating rooms and spacious suites comfortably accommodate a family with young children. Parents can also avail themselves of a babysitting service on request and take time for a stroll along the quayside of the Loire or to enjoy activities offered by the hotel such as cookery courses or treat themselves to some relaxing spa time in the wellness spa.
The Nantes region is bordered on each side by the marshes of the Vendée, the vineyards of the Loire, the nature reserve of Brière and the Brittany landscape. The City of Dukes is the ideal start point to set off to discover these beautiful landscapes of France. Stop over in a hotel in the Loire in a beautiful Nantes residence of character to recharge your batteries and take a break. Relax in a flower-filled garden and allow yourself a moment of wellness in a hotel spa surrounded by nature but nonetheless only a stone's throw from the hitorical centre of Nantes. Indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna...all available to stimulate the senses. To perfect this relaxing break, treat yourself to a relaxing massage or body treatment. The tranquillity of the hotel lends itself well to intimacy. Book a charming room with four-poster bed decorated with wrought iron and white drapes, ideal for a night of romantic abandon.
Live chateau life in a 19th-century manor house nestled in 22 hectares of lush gardens where the outdoor heated pool shielded by stone walls tantalises with the promise of sunny poolside lazing. The granite buildings typical of Southern Brittany have a unique identity. In each of these characterful residences, at once both rustic and steeped in history, each hotel room is distinguished by its visible wooden beams and beautiful fireplace. On the coast of the Atlantic Ocean less than an hour from Nantes, alight from your travels in a holiday villa only steps away from the beach.
Despite being the birthplace of the pure butter biscuit of the Nantes biscuit factory and the well-known "LU" brand, Nantes offers a much broader palette of culinary skills. The region is the crossroads of the generous Breton, Anjou and Vendée cuisines. Seafood is savoured according to what is available in season as are the fish of the Loire. The Nantes region is also well known for its vineyards which stretch along the southern banks of the Lore-Atlantique to Maine-et-Loire, from where hails the emblematic Muscadet Sèvre et Maine wine.
This gateway town from which explorers and scientists set off is intimately linked to travel. The restaurateurs selected by les Collectionneurs share a love of their region coupled with eclectic innovations giving pride of place to exoticism. Take time to discover one of these excellent establishments during a stopover in Nantes or in a gourmet restaurant in the surrounding region. Prolong your stay by booking a room in a hotel-restaurant in Nantes or the surrounding area.
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