Discover the main tourist attractions in Nantes and explore the historical centre with an expert, English speaking guide. Plus, it's free!
Free Walking Tour of Nantes
We'll meet at Rue des Etats at 3 pm, and from there we'll start our wonderful walking tour around this beautiful French city.
First, we'll see outside the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, or Château des Ducs de Bretagne as it is in French. Located on the banks of the river, this impressive building today houses the Nantes History Museum.
After admiring this 13th-century fortress, we'll make our way to Tour Lu, an old biscuit factory which is now a cultural centre. Next, we'll take a stop outside the Cathedral, with its evident similarities to the Notre Dame in Paris. You'll also see the Maréchal Foch square, with its huge column, dedicated to Louis XVI, also known as the Column of Freedom.
We'll then walk along the city's most famous street, Cours des 50 Otages, which will lead us to the Tour de Bretagne skyscraper. Close by, you'll also have the chance to see the St Nicholas Basilica and the Place Royale, with the statue of Anne of Brittany in the centre.
Next, we'll walk through the Passage Pommeraye, a small shopping centre with a unique decoration that will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. Then, we'll continue admiring the beauty of Nantes as we see the Place Graslin and the Cours Cambronne; these two places are sure to make you fall in love with the city.
Finally, you'll see the mark that slavery made on Nantes, as we look at the memorial to the abolition of slavery. Did you know that Nantes was one of the main ports and played a major role in the slave trade?
Our free tour will come to an end at around 5:15 pm at the famous Machines de l'Ile. These huge metal structures are sure to take your breath away!
Our free tour is not available for groups of over 6 people.
We will not enter any of the monuments, rather our expert guide will explain facts and anecdotes for the outside.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours 15 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Rue des États