3-Day France Weekend Getaway in Nantes

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Enjoy the most refreshing vacation in France with this 3-day weekend getaway in Nantes! Immerse yourself in the city’s energy, seeing its best sites and visiting famous landmarks.

Nantes, a lively city in western France, offers a mix of historical heritage and modern creativity. As you walk along the Loire River, you’ll see the grand Château des Ducs de Bretagne and the inventive Les Machines de l'île. Nantes’ rich maritime history and vibrant cultural scene, along with its many green spaces, create an exciting and lively atmosphere.

This fantastic 3-day travel plan is your chance to see the best travel destinations in France over the course of a weekend. You’ll stay for 2 nights in Nantes, taking in its beauty and energy while maximizing your time in France.

Spend your wonderful weekend break in France visiting the most popular sightseeing destinations. Expect to see other remarkable attractions in France and get a glimpse of the country's unique history and culture.

Your accommodation will be conveniently located for easy access to many of the best places to see and do in France. You'll have plenty of time to stroll through local markets and shopping streets. Go souvenir shopping to your heart's content, and take a bit of France home with you to remind you of your vacation in Nantes.

Your itinerary will take you to the best sights and spots in the city of Nantes. By the end of your weekend getaway in France, you'll return home happy, with plenty of photos and memories to look back to and share.

This 3-day travel plan covers all you need for an amazing time in France. Your itinerary is customizable, giving you the opportunity to create the perfect weekend getaway in Nantes. Add tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your itinerary and make the most of your time in France.

For your convenience, you can also add a car rental to your weekend getaway package to France. This way, you can discover hidden gems and explore France at your own pace.

On top of all that, you'll also have access to 24/7 travel support from your personal agent. We'll provide you with a step-by-step guide you can easily access on our mobile app, where your travel documents are stored and organized.

Booking a complete vacation in Nantes has never been this fast and easy. The best services in Nantes fill up quickly, so select a date and start planning your weekend getaway to France today!

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Photo of the Erdre River in Nantes, France.Nantes / 2 nights



photo of people enjoying the experience with Machines of the Isle of Nantes in Nantes, France.Machines of the Isle of Nantes
Botanical Garden, Coulmiers - Jardin des Plantes, Malakoff - Saint-Donatien, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, Metropolitan France, FranceBotanical Garden
photo of Japanese garden on Ile de Versailles in Nantes, France.Île de Versailles (Nantes)
photo of the park Manor at Parc de Procé in Nantes, France.Parc de Procé
Natural History Museum, Graslin - Commerce, Centre Ville, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, Metropolitan France, FranceNatural History Museum
photo of the castle of Dukes of Brittany with Miroir d'eau (water mirror fountain) at beautiful morning in Nantes city in France.Miroir d'eau
Éloge du Pas de Côté


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Day 1

Day 1 – Nantes - arrival day

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  • Miroir d'eau
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Your exciting weekend getaway in France begins as you arrive in Nantes. Explore the city's charm while spending 2 nights at one of the best hotels and places to stay in Nantes.

Make Miroir d'eau your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this reflecting pool an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 866 reviews.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Nantes. Check-in at hotels in France normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Nantes offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

A weekend getaway in France isn't complete without experiencing the food and nightlife scene in Nantes. Fortunately, the city has many fantastic bars and restaurants that cater to all travel budgets.

Set out on a gastronomic journey in Nantes by reserving a table at L’Épicurien - Abbaye de Villeneuve. Known for its 1-star Michelin reputation, L’Épicurien - Abbaye de Villeneuve captivates its guests with its exceptional variety of meals showcasing delicious modern cuisine. For a different taste, head over to Les Cadets, renowned for its delectable modern dishes. This distinguished 1-star Michelin-recipient is a favorite among guests, making it a worthy addition to your holiday plans. Craving more culinary excitement? Explore LuluRouget, a highly rated local gem known for its exquisite modern menu. With a 1-star Michelin acclaim, it promises a dining experience you won't want to miss. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Nantes.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Le Chat noir after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city. Alternatively, head to Oceania Hôtel de France Nantes, another bar with an inviting ambiance. Similarly, Bar Le Cercle Rouge Nantes also offers a great atmosphere, ensuring a night filled with enjoyment and relaxation.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible weekend getaway in France!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Nantes

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  • Île de Versailles (Nantes)
  • Botanical Garden
  • Machines of the Isle of Nantes
  • Natural History Museum
  • Parc de Procé
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As you wake up to day 2 of your weekend trip in France, Nantes awaits with new experiences. Make the most of the remaining 1 night by exploring and experiencing all it has to offer.

Make Ile de Versailles your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this river island an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,112 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Botanical Garden. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,694 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this park every year.

Les Machines de l'Île is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This art project has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 33,332 visitors.

When you’re finished at Les Machines de l'Île, the perfect next stop is Natural History Museum. This library is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,896 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Parc de Procé. This urban park is a top place to visit, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,256 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Nantes, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Nantes below.

When it’s time to dine or unwind, Nantes offers a wide range of restaurants and bars on your weekend trip. Take your pick from the city’s best dining and drinking spots. Savor a great meal, sip refreshing drinks, and enjoy the nightlife scene before calling it a night in France.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Le Bistro des Enfants Nantais, a top-rated dining destination in Nantes. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Le 1, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at L'instinct gourmand. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Nantes this evening.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Les BerThoM, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, The Coffee House provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Bateau-Lavoir offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

A quick trip to any of the popular local bars in Nantes will enhance your travel experience in the city. Cheers to a pleasant weekend getaway in France!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Nantes - departure day

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  • Éloge du Pas de Côté
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Your remarkable 3-day weekend getaway in Nantes is about to end, and soon you’ll say goodbye to the city. Day 3 is your departure day and your chance to catch one last glimpse of the city and France's charming sights. Depending on how much time you have until you start your journey home, we recommend visiting some more attractions.

If you prefer to go sightseeing before leaving France, the popular Éloge du Pas de Côté is an extraordinary attraction you could visit on your last day in Nantes.

Maximize your last day in France and go on a shopping spree in Nantes’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in France.

Before you conclude your weekend getaway in Nantes, drop by a top-rated restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the local food culture over a fantastic meal.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine.

You’ll then say farewell to France and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of your unforgettable weekend getaway in Nantes!

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