Nantes, a beautiful city on the Loire River where the Loire River flows through, has been a ports, textile market and industrial center for centuries. It is home to the world famous restored Chateau des Ducs de Breton, where the Ducs once lived. The ruined castle is a great local treasure with audio tours, educational programs and a walking path along its foyer. You can also enjoy a picnic and stroll along the banks of the river where you will find beautiful scenery and the iconic Poulaine Castle.
Nantes is one of the most visited cities in northern France. It is known for its picturesque countryside which is highlighted by the Chateau de Versailles. If you are visiting during spring, then the Pompadour Castle with it’s beautiful lawn will be one of your highlights. The Chateau de Versailles is also another must-see attraction during spring time. It is a famous structure that was once part of the Roman Empire.
You can start your day in Nantes by visiting the Pompadour Castle which was built in the twelfth century on the site of an ancient prison. Built of white marble and surrounded by a moat, it has two pavilions and a colonnaded porch. The dukes of Burgundy were the first to occupy the fortress, which was used as their summer palace, granary and prison. The Museum at the Pompadour has an impressive collection of arms and other weapons used by the dukes during their rule over Nantes.
In the center of Nantes, you will find the Musee des Beaux-Arts. This is a collection of works of art that were made during the rule of the dukes of Burgundy. The four museums that are located in Nante are The Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musique franterie, The Beaux-Arts de Nantes and The Palais de Justice. All these places are around meters from one another and they are all easily reachable by car or public transportation. The best way to reach the various destinations within the city is using the bus or train.
Talensac is a great spot for food lovers as it has an authentic French Market that offers a variety of local and international delicacies. The market is open every day, Monday to Sunday and is located in Talensac Square. There are also many shopping opportunities in Talensac, ranging from local boutiques and small scale departmental stores to major brands. Talensac is a lively place that is good to visit during the evening as people tend to flock to the markets for a drink and a bite.
If you are interested in shopping, then you should visit the Biscuit Factory on Riet-en-Auxois. The Biscuit Factory is located in the heart of Nantes, right next to the Porte d’Azur. Here, you can buy a wide range of unique gift items such as apparels, umbrellas, hats and coffee mugs. Tourists often head to Nantes for the unique and exclusive charm of this town.