Nantes holiday apartments – city centre living in the home of Jules Verne
Get acquainted with Nantes by staying right in the centre of town in a Nantes holiday rental. France's sixth largest city, Nantes isn't far from Carnac, St Malo or La Rochelle. The history of the city comes alive in the Castle of the dukes of Brittany, and in the pedestrianised medieval Bouffay quarter you can see buildings from the 15th century. The Roman gate to the city, the Porte Saint Pierre, with its new 15th century façade, stands imposingly over the surrounding buildings. It’s free to see, along with many other attractions in Nantes, including the Cathedral Saint Pierre, the memorial to the abolition of slavery, and the botanical gardens. The beautiful, glass-roofed Passage Pommeraye is free to visit, but you may find yourself unable to leave without something from one of the charming shops inside.
If you opt for a Nantes holiday rental there is one unique attraction you must not miss – the Machines de l’Ile: an art project of mechanical animals, whose piece de resistance is a large “mobile sculpture” elephant that can take you on a tour around the area. There are regular events hosted in the park, too.
Aholiday apartment in Nantes is a great idea for those who love museums of interesting and unusual things. The hometown of Jules Verne contains tributes to the great author; the multimedia Musée of Jules Verne, the Jules Verne memorial sculpture, and the guided tour “Sur les pas de Jules Verne” (in the steps of Jules Verne) ensure that no visitor leaves Nantes without a good knowledge of one of the most influential figures in science fiction. Fans of fire fighters, sewing machines, post, and typography: there are museums in Nantes for you, too.