Le Voyage à Nantes
Le Voyage à Nantes
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Throughout Nantes, you’ll find a green line painted on the ground. All year long, it will lead you to the most unexpected places: from a work or art by a great contemporary artist to a remarkable example of our architectural heritage, from classic sites to undiscovered treasures, from a historical side street to a contemporary building, or from a surprising view of the city to a sunset on the Loire estuary! This public collection of roughly one hundred works by major artists is one of a kind in France, inviting visitors to discover the region in all its splendour. Every summer, the green line throughout the city grows richer with ever more exciting features: contemporary artworks, great exhibitions, street furniture to stop and rest, artistically revamped shop signs, and more. Fun awaits you on the baks of the Loire!
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GranZorro
Zug, Switzerland1,572 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
For some years now, it's no longer just "Nantes Tourist Office" but "Le Voyage a Nantes". Their 3 or 4 day tourist pass is a great value, offering a whole gamut of activities both in town, on the water, and in the surroundings.
The staff at the office near the Ducal Castle is not only very friendly but also trained to offer good service. Nantes has in my opinion become a not to be missed place when visiting France.
Written September 14, 2023
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Peg W
Chicago, IL32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
First of all, I jigjagged across France from Burgundy to Picardie and places in between, Nantes is by any measure the place with Minnesota-like nice people. A bus driver at the airport got off the bus to show us how to use ticket machines, people on the street and at the hotel were above and beyond nice. Then there are the things to see in town, especially the Iles des Machines Mechanic and riding the elephant! We ate at the historic La Cigale, saw the castle, went to the Lieu Unique for dinner, visited the art museum, and walked the historic parts of the city. It was a very fine weekend.
Written June 9, 2019
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Bint-batota
95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
If you follow the green line you will cover all the highlights of le voyage a Nantes. It's around 12 Km long and you won't lose your way.
It's a very smart way for sight seeing.
We enjoyed it a lot.
Written July 23, 2017
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fabioinmontreal
Montreal, Canada5,547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
Romantic and full of surprises. Love it. Love every moment of my 3 days that I was there. So many things to do, so many things to explore and be part of. First there is that fabulous festival Nantes, take the journey…Viva las Vegas in Nantes, that is contemporary art influencing and placing objects across the city. What a interesting thing. Giant Porcupine at place Du Bouffay, or magical Street with up-side-down names of restaurants and stores, or any other modern attraction, amazing art work of 3 artists Quentin Faucompré, Olivier Texier and Pascal Lebrain. Really interesting things unexpected and amazing.
Nantes gives you its soul thru beautiful walks cobblestone streets and hundreds of small creperie restaurants and cafes. Every street offers you something more beautiful, something unique and so wonderful. Take the mini train tour, and decide what to see at first and what maybe next day. Nantes also has amazing condominiums, modern urban buildings that are breath taking and super unique on this matter. You walk around and want to live in any of them instantly. Numerous bakeries are there for you to try typical Bretagne delicious pastries, as well as traditional croissants or chocolatines,
It is easy to walk around and to take city buses or trams (1.5 Euro). People are friendly and ready to help you if you are lost, or looking for some street. It is city to walk and walk and walk, endlessly and stop on occasion to relax and have delicious coffee and pastry. To rent a bike is super easy and to too expensive. Must see city. Amazing city squares. And Cathedrals, city attractions and numerous restaurants with delicious food. Love it .
Written July 30, 2014
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HanaCarrera
Isleworth, UK528 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Isn't this the only giant mechanical elephant in the world? Seeing it and riding on its back was an experience to behold! The ride costs 8.50 Euros and does not come free with the Nantes pass (only one from either the entrance to the gallery OR the tour of the Marine Carousel comes free with the pass). I booked a 1330H timeslot to ride the elephant, and there were more people then as compared to the 1030 timeslot.

The ride takes around 15-20 minutes and goes from the gallery to the carousel, and vice versa depending on where you bought your ticket.

While you're at it, I also highly recommend touring/ riding the Marine Carousel (6.90 Euros for ride+tour of the carousel, 4.90 Euros for tour only) and entering the Machines gallery. Over-all, it's an amazing experience for everyone-- especially for the kids!
Written May 14, 2019
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Kyle O
Calgary, Canada92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Business
An unique way to present a city. All of the important landmarks are connected by a 12 km walking route that is marked in green on the free tourist map and also painted green on the street. Take two days to do it all. The route includes the Chateau, the Cathedral, Jardin des Plantes, Machines de lle and everything in between.
Written September 27, 2018
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maprik
Dublin, Ireland89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We didn't actually travel on the elephant but instead enjoyed watching it as moved around. I actually think that this better than being on it. The people on it appeared a bit bored! The elephant spits out water at passers by and the kids loved that. There are benches to sit on in the shade and a man cycles around selling ice creams. Such a fun way to spend an hour.
Written July 28, 2018
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TauntonBob
West Parley, UK870 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The Elephant is quite incredible. As others have said before, just to see it walking is spectacular (and free!). I would have rated this excellent if the information available beforehand and the booking system to ride the Elephant had been better. Until you get there, you do not realise that there are three separate sections to the circuit that the Elephant does, each of which is a separate paid trip. The booking for each of these, and also for the gallery, is carried out from one extremely busy kiosk, so you have no idea how many of the considerable number of people queueing in front of you are booking the Elephant, and for what section. This makes life quite difficult for any non-French speaker.
Written May 17, 2018
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LLK2012
Encinitas, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
Nantes is a big city, and a lot of walking is required, so be warned! But if you plan well (we didn't) and park in the center and take the tram you an get around easily. There is a walking route that you can follow (the green line) but the entire route is 12 kms, so not for the faint of heart, not on a hot day, and not without good shoes! Still, we arrived at the Machines de l'Isle and were having a quick lunch at the cafe next to the merry go round, and suddenly there was a big commotion, and loud noise, and the elephant came out of the structure housing the machines into the crowd. It moves slowly so you can see the mechanics of it, and it turns and waves its trunk, and then suddenly - whooosh! A spray of water all over the crowd below! Unfortunately we missed the last ride of the day to actually be on the elephant, but we agreed that watching was great fun and a completely different view. It really was worth the 45 mins it took us to get there walking along the green line (we took the tram back) and made for a memorable day. Dinner in the old town at Casa Luigi was a nice break too. Excellent salad, pizza, and pasta bolognese, just what we needed after a long day on our feet and a long drive back to Clisson.
Written October 8, 2017
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William C
Marcillac-Lanville, France16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
If you have three or four hours to spare in Nantes you must go to the Machines des Iles which is on the island. The mechanical machines are unbelievable, and if you have some French then you will find the commentary that accompanies is also very amusing. But best of all is the ride on the 40 foot high mechanical elephant which travels around the park, closely followed by the children trying (not very successfully) to avoid the water spray from its trunk. Only downside is it took us an hour to queue for the tickets so my advice is get there early - we arrived at 11 a.m.
Written August 25, 2019
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