Book cheap flights to Nantes France and look forward to experiencing a bustling French city, filled with artistic and cultural attractions.
From creative and colourful exhibitions to commanding cathedrals, a feast for the eyes awaits in Nantes.
When to book cheap flights to Nantes
When booking your Nantes flights, it’s worth noting that July and August are the hottest months, but Nantes can be enjoyed at any time of the year. In spring and autumn, a stroll through the Japanese gardens on Nantes’ river islands, the Ile de Versailles or Ile de Nantes is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The cultural capital of western France comes alive in summer with a multitude of events. The centrepiece is the two-month Voyage à Nantes festival which invites visitors to trace 40 city sites along a 10-mile green trail, painted on the pavement. For great value deals on accommodation in Nantes, search Ryanair Rooms.
What to see in Nantes?
Must-sees in Nantes include the restored medieval Château des ducs de Bretagne, now a history museum which hosts multimedia exhibits. One of the city’s most popular attractions is Nantes Cathedral. The cathedral took more than 450 years to build and is home to the Renaissance tomb of Duke Francois II. Nantes is also home to several excellent museums including the Musée des Beaux-Arts where you can see paintings dating back to the 13th century.
Other fun attractions to experience when you fly to Nantes include Les Machines de l’Ile, an amusement park set on an island on the river which features mechanical creations such as the grand Éléphant which was Nantes’ first mechanical sculpture.
When you arrive in Nantes on your cheap Nantes flights, you’ll find getting around the city is easy via the public transport network which includes three tram lines as well as a bus service. Nantes also has a shared bicycle scheme, with stations located throughout the city. Look out for the bright orange and silver bikes around the city. If you’re planning to see more of Brittany you’ll find Ryanair Car Hire offers plenty great value deals for car rental in Nantes.
What to eat in Nantes?
Foodie? When you fly to Nantes, you’re in for a treat. Some local specialties in Nantes include the famous fish in beurre sauce also known as beurre Nantais. One of Nantes' most well-known exports is Muscadet, a dry, crisp white wine made from Melon de Bourgogne grapes. It’s the most common wine produced in the Loire region. For a mouth-watering sweet treat, try the Gâteau Nantais, a delicious cake flavoured with almonds and rum – the perfect way to round off a meal in Nantes.