25th May - City tour

2pm - Departure from Nantes La Cité Events Center

2-hour visit of Nantes with an English-speaking guide

Nantes is packed with plenty things to visit. Let you get into a walking tour with our expert guide and learn more about the history of Nantes from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. This stroll will take you through the medieval district known as “Quartier Bouffay” with its two impressive buildings; the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany and the Cathedral St Peter and St Paul. You will also see the Isle of Feydeau, known for its 18th Century architecture and the quays. A short stroll away, you will encounter the magnificent “Passage Pommeraye”, which is a commercial centre of the 19th century and the Nantes Opera.

Visit of the Cathedral St Peter and St Paul
Impressive and Masterpiece of the late gothic architecture, the cathedral shelters the tomb of François II and Marguerite de Foix, parents of Anne of Brittany.

Visit of the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany (the yard only)
It is one of the most outstanding buildings in the Britanny. The construction started under François 2nd, the last duke of Brittany, and then completed by his daughter, Anne of Brittany, twice queen of France. The castle houses a royal palace of elegant renaissance facades and ornate outward facing galleries or loggia.

Bouffay Quarter
Discover the charming medieval district through its streets and monuments. Now mostly pedestrianised, it still feels like the soul of the town. The names of the narrow lanes and streets bring back the time when the whole town was here.

Nantes in the 18th Century
"Nantes in the time of the islands" is what Feydeau Island proposes to those who take the time to stroll in its streets. The isle evokes the extravagant way of life of the maritime traders led in the 18th century, when the port of Nantes was the biggest in France and one of the most important in Europe.

Nantes 19th
Century The town’s industrial success shaped the whole elegant area of the town. Despite being heavily bombed during the last world war, the quarter has managed to remain one of the finest examples of 18th – 19th century town planning. Named after its promoter, Mr Graslin, it was designed by the architects Ceineray and Crucy.

4pm End of the visit at La Cigale Brewery
A Snack will be served: "Gateau Nantais" accompanied by Italian coffee, fresh pressed orange juice, hot chocolate celaya Valrhona, selected tea Darjeeling, Ceylon, Earl Grez, Caramel, Apple of Love, Vanilla, Red Fruits, Russian, Green, Blood Orange, Blue Garden or soda.

 
Published on May 7, 2018 Updated on May 22, 2018