We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Le Petit Train de Nantes

Neighborhood: Decré - Cathédrale
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Place Saint-Pierre, Nantes, France
Phone Number: 02 40 620 622

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 38 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
Interesting little introduction to the city

The ride tours the different areas of Nantes and is good for an introduction to the city, or a review.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 20, 2016
orlando fl
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 12: English reviews
Bakersfield, California
Level Contributor
174 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a few days of driving it was nice to take the little train around the city to see what all it had to offer.

Thank Bertolucci
Grand Isle, Vermont
Level Contributor
97 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with family recently. Unfortunately we only took the train later in the visit, should have done so on the very first full day. It is very informative and explains the history of the city. Gives a good idea of where you would want to visit while in Nantes.

Thank Monatravel1207
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect overview of the city and of the best sites. Good timing, English translation available from a booklet with the driver and very good value for money. We really enjoyed our trip in the little train!!

Thank Sylvia44500
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The train runs from outside the Cathedral and, like most petit trains, does not stop en route. We were surprised how far it travelled, and were pleased as it gave us a good overview of where things were in Nantes, taking in the major sites. Disappointingly, the commentary is only in French, and the information we were handed immediately before... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
464 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Usual tourist train that went round the city centre and briefly to the ISle de Nantes. French commentary only, but a comprehensive written guide in English.

Thank Dr_Bob1
orlando fl
Level Contributor
184 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

The ride tours the different areas of Nantes and is good for an introduction to the city, or a review.

Thank debsteroonie
Zug, Switzerland
Level Contributor
438 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

In about an hour you get to see many of the interesting points in town, and can then plan which places you might want to revisit.

Thank GranZorro
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
244 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good way to get a little tour of the city. Took about an hour. No getting off. Much cheaper than the open top bus tour which doesn't come often enough to be useful.

Thank Jancrow4
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Train leaves and arrives from the square,unfortunately the commentary is French but they do give you a book in English to read,the trip is around 40min non stop. Useful to get your bearings,around this beautiful city,but best way to see city and around is by foot.

Thank Katweazel
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
215 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had bought the Nantes pass for the day so thought, why not. Tour was only available in French (other places e.g Limoges have a plug in system so you can use earphones to hear the talk in English). Tour lasted about 40 minutes. It was OK, but didn't show me anything new. Spent alot of time in traffic

1 Thank KatieinMatlock

Travelers who viewed Le Petit Train de Nantes also viewed

Nantes, Loire-Atlantique
Nantes, Loire-Atlantique

Been to Le Petit Train de Nantes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Petit Train de Nantes staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?