Three places perched high in Nantes!
There is a surprising way to discover the City of the Dukes of Brittany: from a height! These three amazing places – all at the top of their game – are a good start.
A sky bar in Nantes
Styled like a New York building, the very chic entrance of the Vertigo is a sign of the special evening ahead. A valet stands solemnly a few metres away from the private lift that lets you put your feet up in the 6th-floor lounge bar or ensconce yourself in the pretty restaurant on the 7th. Under the restaurant's big glass roof, the subdued atmosphere envelops the visitor, with velvet sofas, a grand piano and, above all, picture windows that reveal a 360-degree panoramic view over the Île de Nantes area. Even more surprising is the magnificent sky bar that awaits on the roof, where you can sip one of the delicious house cocktails under the stars...
Like a bird perched in its nest
Tucked away at the top of the Bretagne tower, 120 metres above terra firma, Le Nid allows visitors to see the entire city of Nantes. This masterpiece of a bar, designed by Jean Julien, a local but internationally-renowned contemporary artist, features amazing décor: the bar itself is made from the body of a giant slouching heron that looks as though it's sleeping, while huge eggshells serve as chairs and tables. A terrace, sheltered by an aviary, surrounds the place. Don't forget to glance at the posters specially designed by Jean Julien, which depict the city's emblematic sites in his own unique way!
A high-flying feast
With a Michelin star, chef Jean-Yves Guého's restaurant was already making inroads as the jewel in the crown of Nantes' gastronomy. Now comes his Atlantide 1874, perched on the hilltop of Sainte-Anne within the walls of the Manoir de l'Hermitage. This sumptuous 19th century bourgeois abode looks down on the quays from a height of thirty metres, offering an uninterrupted view of the Loire, the Île de Nantes and Trentemoult, a gorgeous little fishing village with colourful shacks. An ideal hideaway to delight the eyes and the palate.