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Nantes City Card Pass: 24/48/72 Hours/7 Days Full Access

1. Nantes City Card Pass: 24/48/72 Hours/7 Days Full Access

Nestled neatly on the banks of the Loire River, Nantes is a city with a lot to offer. From a weekend to 7 days, you will have full access to its greatest sites. With the convenient and flexible Nantes Pass, you'll have a chance to experience the best of the city in a fun and easy way. Nantes is a hub for culture and exploration, and with the Nantes Pass, you will have full access to over 40 attractions, museums, monuments, and public transport. Also receive discounts on shopping, entertainment, and leisure. For a taste of what awaits you, perhaps you're interested in seeing the incredible museums. Check out the Galery of the Machines de l'Ile or the Carrousel des Mondes Marins; discover some amazing sculptures based on the imaginary worlds of Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci. Perhaps you'd like to visit the Nantes History Museum in the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany; everything is possible with the Nantes City Pass. If you'd like, you can also enjoy deep discount offers on leisure activities and gift shops around town. You will also have access to guided tours, river cruises, and more. There is so much that awaits you – time will simply fly by! Come and spend some time exploring this beautiful part of the Loire River valley. From the grand castles and chateaux to the splendid food and culture, Nantes can be enjoyed by everyone. Enjoy access to 50 attractions and experiences:Musée d’arts de NantesChâteau des ducs de Bretagne - Musée d’histoire de NantesLe Carrousel des Mondes MarinsLa Galerie des Machines de l’îleJules Verne MuseumMuséum d’Histoire NaturelleMusée-atelier de l’imprimerie de NantesPlanétariumLe ChronographeMusée Naval Maillé BrézéErdre River CruiseLa Toue de Nantes (boat trip and tasting)Bateau Ouch CruiseLoire Cruise: Ile de NantesCruise Estuaire Nantes Saint-Nazaire (From May to October)Tourist Train tourCity Tour BusDétours de Loire bike rentalLa Cantine du VoyagePetits voyages extraordinaires Mini-golfFloating - nautical activities (boat rentals)Ruban vert - nautical activities (March to November)Mauves Balnéaire (May to September)La SablièrePaper mill LiveauChâteau de GoulaineChâteau de La FrémoireMusée du Vignoble NantaisLa Garenne Lemot EstateCafé de la BrancheLittle Atlantique BreweryLa Fraiseraie RestaurantLa Cigale Brasserie La Guinguette Restaurant and BarChâteau de ClissonClisson tourChâteau du CoingSubmarine Espadon and Saint-Nazaire Heritage MuseumStation Nuage / Cloud Station (May to September)Le Caveau du Porte-VueTerre d’EstuaireEscal’ AtlanticEOL Centre éolien Saint-NazaireChâteau de ChâteaubriantLe Voyage à Nantes reception officeAudio-guided routes in Nantes (available in English, French, and Spanish)

Nantes: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

2. Nantes: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Explore Nantes on an interactive scavenger hunt. Use your phone and the World City Trail app to decipher riddles and unlock facts. Visit 10 of the most important attractions in the city. Apply logic, observation, and teamwork to solve a location-based riddle and advance to the next destination. Begin the activity whenever you want. Take a break for lunch or to visit a museum any time you wish. Save your progress and complete the tour another day. Start at the Musée d'Arts de Nantes and admire this historical monument. Continue to the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes. Admire the Gothic architecture. Head to the medieval quarter and see the beautiful Château des ducs de Bretagne, which dates back to the 15th century. Follow the route to the Église Sainte-Croix and see the stained glass windows. Arrive at your 5th stop to see the Basilique Saint-Nicolas de Nantes. Marvel at this towering basilica. Walk around Place Royale and admire the fountain in this pedestrianized square. Discover the Passage Pommeraye, a quaint shopping arcade built in the 1840s. Go to the Cr. Cambronne, the Natural History Museum, and the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery.

Nantes: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

3. Nantes: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Nantes, including Nantes Cathedral and the Château des Ducs de Bretagne. After downloading the app and entering the code, embark on a unique adventure full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this criminal case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as the Château des Ducs de Bretagne. Whilst this game does not focus on interacting with your surroundings nor informing you about it, it is the perfect activity to explore this amazing city in a fun and interactive way. Get ready for a walk through the most beautiful places in the city.

Nantes: Self-Guided City Introduction Smartphone Audio Tour

4. Nantes: Self-Guided City Introduction Smartphone Audio Tour

Explore the city of Nantes on a self-guided walking tour. See iconic landmarks like the Cathedral of St. Peter, Église Sainte-Croix, and more. You will receive the download instructions after booking the tour.  After downloading the app, After downloading the app you will first visit the beautiful Musée d'Arts de Nantes followed by the unique Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes. You will learn about the history and facts of the attractions during the tour.  Next, you will admire the Château des ducs de Bretagne and Église Sainte-Croix. As a fifth stop, you will find the Basilique Saint-Nicolas de Nantes. The route continues to Place Royale, Passage Pommeraye, Cr Cambronne, and the Natural History Museum. Finally, you will end the tour at the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery. Along the way, you can stop for a coffee or a break at any time. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover the real Nantes on this fun tour.

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What people are saying about Nantes

It was wonderful to be able to do so many fun things and to be able to come and go with public transport. We enjoyed this very much. The information center was also very friendly and helpful and arranged 2 more city tours for us for the day after. One by tour bus and one by water. Super.

A great investment that allows you not to ask questions when you are in front of a museum door. This allows you to make even more fun to really discover this magnificent city! I recommend it! Free transport, a real advantage. Activities offered and free.

Nice visit to Nantes despite the speed of our stay Very practical the pass set up Super top tourist office and pleasant staff

Top! Allows you to visit everything without any difficulty and all areas!

seen Ile de Nantes + ride on the little train + tram + T.BIEN museums