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Why Fly to Nantes?
The many historic buildings and attractive streets in Nantes are the legacy of a rich cultural and architectural heritage. There is also a good choice of museums and other visitor attractions that make a stay in Nantes memorable. The old town has restaurant-lined lanes to explore and the area is renowned for fine food from the region and beyond. You can use Travelzoo’s SuperSearch to find cheap flights to Nantes.
Flying to Nantes from the UK
Nantes flights depart from several UK airlines. Direct flights are the quickest way to fly to Nantes, and it is often possible to get cheap flight deals. Non-stop flights to Nantes operate from London City Airport, East Midlands and Leeds Bradford Airport. From London City, the flight takes just over 1.5hours. If you are flying from other London airports most flights to Nantes have at least one-stop which increases their duration. Many other UK airports offer one-stop services to Nantes including Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle.
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Which Airlines Fly to Nantes?
Air France operates a non-stop service to Nantes from London City Airport. If you are looking for a low-cost route to Nantes, Ryanair offer direct flights from East Midlands and Leeds. Depending on demand and seasonal availability it is possible to get cheap flights to Nantes on these routes. KLM and Air France offer one-stop flights to Nantes from several UK airports including Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle. Air France flights to Nantes usually stop in [Paris], while KLM flights go via [Amsterdam]. Air France also offers combined air and rail tickets to Nantes. This option involves a flight to Paris and onward train travel to Nantes. This generally takes longer, but it can be cheaper and you get to see an extra bit of France.
Mini Travel Guide to Nantes
Head to the old town to see an array of historic buildings. The 15th-century Château des ducs de Bretagne is a fortress with imposing ramparts and towers. Once the ducal residence, the castle is now home to the Nantes History Museum which features historic artefacts and multimedia exhibitions. Visitors may walk around the ramparts which offer impressive views of the château and city. Close by is Nantes Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes) which was begun in 1434 but took almost half a century to complete.
Art lovers should visit the Musée des Beaux Arts (Nantes Museum of Fine Arts) which is housed in an elegant 19th-century building and has a fine collection of Western painting dating from the 13th century.
A good selection of bars and restaurants can be found in the old town with a concentration of restaurants on Place du Bouffay. Many of the city’s best bars are located on and around Place du Commerce.