10 secret places in Nantes
Bon Pasteur Terrace – Uninterrupted view over the Basilique Saint-Nicolas
3, place du Bon Pasteur
Gymnase Armand-Coidelle – A sports hall in an old department store
10, rue Lafayette
The banks of the Erdre – Green paradise
Aux P’tit Joueurs – The bar that hides a Nantes boules pitch
23, rue du Port Guichard
Manoir de la Psalette – An ultra-discreet bourgeois house
5, impasse Saint-Laurent
Garden at the passage Sainte-Croix – An island of nature in the city centre
9, rue de la Bâclerie
Chez Marius – Nantes' most secret terrace
6, rue des Carmélites
L’Atelier – A hidden art gallery
1, rue Châteaubriand
Maison Bertille – The secret restaurant…
10, rue des Trois Croissants
Waterfall at the Japanese garden – Escape to Japan in an urban setting
Quai de Versailles
A hidden garden, a secret restaurant, a discreet art gallery... Beyond these unmissable sites, Nantes has plenty of other surprises in store! Here's a little overview, in images, of the places that locals like to keep under wraps.
It's a hard life being a tourist... Having already discovered the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, the Machines de l'Île, the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral, the Passage Pommeraye, the Lieu Unique and even the little fishing village of Trentemoult, Nantes still has other delights in store, this time some well-hidden ones! Secret dens, protected havens of nature and unusual places that even the locals often don't know about.
Fancy having a look around this sports hall that occupies the magical setting of an old-style department store? What about this amazing bar that houses a Nantes boules pitch open to all? Or this terrace hidden from the sight of passers-by, raised up in front of the Basilique Saint-Nicolas? Take a little stroll in images through the streets of this Loire city to explore these amazing finds.