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Get to know Nantes (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nantes. To help you make friends with Nantes before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Nantes, Loire Valley, France, is a large city found in Brittany in western France. Nantes has a long history, so you have lots of historic places to visit throughout the city centre. One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, which was once home to the rulers of Brittany and is now a nice place to enjoy a free ramble along the castle walls. Other great attractions are the Jardin des Plantes, a garden filled with fun sculptures, and Machines de l’Ile, a former shipyard filled with weird and wacky mechanical animals including a giant elephant on which you can even ride. Nantes is also home to many different art installations hidden throughout the city that are fun to find whilst exploring the city.

Good food is easy to find in Nantes, with a great range of different restaurants and cafes found throughout the city centre. Nantes also prides itself on using fresh, local produce, so make sure you check out some of the local cuisine. Nantes has a fun nightlife, but for a unique experience, head to the bar at the top of the Brittany Tower where you can get three-hundred-sixty-degree views whilst enjoying a relaxing drink. It is easy to get to Nantes with trains arriving from around the country at the Nantes train station. If arriving by long distance bus, you will most likely be arriving in the suburbs where it is an easy tram ride into the city centre.

Nantes lacks an abundance of hostels in the region at the moment, but your Nantes, Loire Valley, France hostel does have a good location for exploring the city, as it is on the edge of the city centre but is close to the Nantes train station. The city is quite walkable, so you can easily walk from your hostel in Nantes, Loire Valley, France, to all of the sights of the city.

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Travel Tips for Nantes - from the Community

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