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What to visit in Nantes with your family ?

Discover the essential visits to make with children during your stay in Nantes!

Nantes is a unique city because of its cultural and artistic richness but also for its unusual activities. If you want to prepare a stay in Nantes and take advantage of it to do many activities to discover the city, our team proposes you today to discover what are the things to do with your family with children.

Tour the city following the green line of Nantes

Go and discover the urban route that will allow you not to miss anything during your stay in Nantes! On the program, there are stops to contemplate the most beautiful monuments of the city, its works of art but also everything that makes its charm, like the Passage Pommeraye or the Jardin des Plantes. The intuitive route is to be discovered all year round!

If you wish to discover the map and the route of the green line of the Voyage à Nantes, we invite you to consult it online.

Activities on the Ile de Nantes

The Ile de Nantes is full of activities to do with your family, the green line route will allow you to discover them all. We suggest you to discover more in details the most unavoidable of Nantes for the children!

The elephant of the Ile de Nantes

You will be able to continue your visit of Nantes with your family by discovering the incredible machines of the Island, an unusual and very original place to amaze young and old!

The most impressive machine is the elephant; a majestic animal of 12 meters high! You will surely have the opportunity to see it during a walk or even to climb on board as it can hold about 50 visitors wishing to take a ride. A trip out of time to discover Nantes and its shipyards in a dizzying and amusing way, because this elephant has more than one trick up its trunk!

The Machines de l'Île Gallery

To better understand how these machines work and to help your children discover the backstage of these machines, you can take them to discover the workshops of the Galerie des Machines. They will have the opportunity to learn how they are designed and manufactured.

Your children will be delighted to contemplate and even take the controls of some of these machines, inspired by the universe of Jules Verne. There is an 8-meter wide heron, mechanized plants and a giant ant that you can operate to cross the gallery!

The Carousel of the Marine Worlds

Make the children happy with the carousel of the marine worlds and its amazing machines! Dedicated to marine worlds, you will discover a giant crab, jellyfish, a manta ray, a pirate fish but also a retropulsion squid. This 3-level carousel is about 25 meters high and 22 meters in diameter.

Activities to do with the family

To keep your children busy for an afternoon, you can also accompany them on various activities that will allow them to discover the city of Nantes in more detail:
The visit of the Parcoura-images : To discover the secrets of the city of Nantes through a route full of clues
Raconte-moi Nantes : Work your senses through fun activities to discover Nantes and its environment, such as its islands and the evolution of the city
Journey to the center of the city: An urban journey rich in anecdotes about the different places that make up the city of Nantes, through reading and games.
(These activities are recommended for children over 6 years old).

You wish to organize a family stay in Nantes?

Our Hotel *** Best Western Atlantys near the Zentih of Nantes offers you modern rooms adapted to families to organize your stay in all peace. Do not hesitate to consult our availabilities on line and take advantage of the best rate on line.
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Dear Customers,
Following the national lockdown announcement end of October 2020, the hotel is open some days of the week; unfortunately, we are not able to open every day of the week.
You will find more details to see which weeks we are open by checking on our information page whose link is at the end of the message or by calling us.

Everything is done to make your stay as pleasant as possible under the current conditions: a few dinner options and an à la carte breakfast served in your room.

We have worked hard and are trained on our new health and cleaning protocols in order to welcome you in the best possible conditions.
Due to these new health and safety measures, we inform you we had to modify some of our services.

You will find more information on our page, « Our health measures for a relaxing stay » which you can find in the section « Relaxing time at the hotel ».

We hope to see you again soon in our hotel!

The BW Hotel Atlantys team