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Discover Nantes

Author: Dyane - Published at: 1/14/22

Nantes is an ideal destination for a short break. Located less than an hour from the Atlantic Ocean, this city steeped in history is full of surprises. Modern, vibrant, and friendly, it’s full of unusual places to visit.

Day 1 : Discover Nantes city centre

Start your journey by crossing the threshold of the most legendary shopping centre in the city: the Passage Pommeraye. With its central staircase, this historic building has been home to several prestigious brands spread over three levels since 1843. It’s an essential shopping place. 

10 minutes away you can visit the Château des ducs de Bretagne. This prominent residence is one of the main monuments in Nantes and is at the forefront of contemporary museology.

Finally, set down your bags at the Oceania Hôtel de France! This 4-star Nantes hotel is a true institution in itself. The hotel team will welcome you to the former 18th-century mansion that’s immersed in history and combines a contemporary style with Art Deco! 

OUR FAVOURITE FEATURES? The ultra-cosy bar which offers delicious cocktails and musical evenings. The Prestige rooftop suite with its private terrace, the mysterious room 107, a unique room designed by the artist Justin Weiler. There’s no doubt that the Oceania Hôtel de France is one of the places not to miss in Nantes!

Day 2 : Two iconic walks in the fresh air

Don´t leave on an empty stomach! Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the Hôtel de France, then head south to the site of the remarkable former shipyards. Discover the  mysterious steel creatures, les Machines de l’île de Nantes. The kid-friendly environment promises a fun visit for all the family. 

Next explore the Jardin des Plantes. This is one of the four largest botanical gardens in France, with almost 800m2 of greenhouses. It houses more than 11,000 species of plants and 70,000 flowers. Thanks to its rare botanical collections, the Jardins des Plantes has become a global point of reference!

Have we tempted you to travel and discover the world? To make your flight easier, two Nantes hotels await you, the 3-star Escale Oceania and the 4-star Oceaniaboth near the airport! Ideal for relaxing before a flight while taking advantage of the many services on offer: a heated swimming pool, covered terrace, restaurant, and private parking.

Nantes has plenty to offer. Our hotels in Nantes will help make your stay a memorable one. 

Hotel Oceania Nantes Airport A foretaste of new horizons
Parking Hotel car park
Airport (500 m)
Tramway Station (2.5 km)
Guest reviews
8.11 /10 based on 2 089 reviews
Oceania Hotel de France Nantes The alternative way to visit Nantes
Tram station (500 m)
Railway (1.7 km)
Airport (11 km)
Guest reviews
8.96 /10 based on 2 584 reviews
Hotel Escale Oceania Nantes Airport Comfort lends you wings
Parking Hotel car park
Airport (550 m)
Tramway Station (2 km)
Guest reviews
8.14 /10 based on 2 467 reviews