Welcome by your guide and your driver at Nantes train station. Transfer by bus to the Machines of the Island to make the trip in Big Elephant and discover the terraces of the workshop and the prototype branch. Then transfer to the Jardin des Plantes of Nantes labeled ‘Jardin Remarquable’, which is one of the four major botanical gardens in France and which welcomes more than 2 million visitors a year. Transfer to your 3 star hotel in Nantes and installation. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day dedicated to the visit of the city of Nantes. In the morning your guide will take you on foot through the old town to make you discover the old Nantes with notably the place of Bouffay formerly place of execution, the place of the Pilori which is one of the most beautiful of the city with its houses half-timbered, the Sainte-Croix church with its amazing Belfry dating from the late seventeenth. Visit of the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral, fifth cathedral of Nantes, the previous ones having been partially destroyed, which explains the differences of style and why the Gothic absorbs the Romanesque parts. You can also admire the Place Graslin and its theater, Place Royale with its beautiful and monumental fountain, and the passage Pommeraye, fantastic and unmissable commercial space, with galleries on three levels, opened in 1843 with its old signs and its superb wooden staircase. Lunch in the city center at a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit Clisson Castle. Long impregnable fortress, it is a castle model. Continue by visiting the Vinçonnière winery with tasting. This cellar is located on the hillsides of the most prestigious vineyards of Nantes. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by bus towards Guérande for the visit of a saline. Then visit Guérande, a beautiful little town that gives its name to the peninsula of Guérande, with its ramparts that surround the city, the mall and the Saint-Michel gate, the Saint-Aubin place, the halls of 1912, the collegiate Saint-Aubin, the place of the Psalette, the chapel Notre-Dame-la-Blanche, the place of the Pilori and the streets of Saillé and Saint-Jean. Lunch in the city center at a local restaurant. Road to St Nazaire for a unique visit of its shipyards. Travel through the legend of large ships through a 2-hour guided tour and continue your discovery by the unusual visit of the submarine Espadon, former National Navy building and unique submarine presented afloat in France. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for a visit of the Paquelais site with its eco rural museum in the country of Nantes which has more than 5,000 exhibits. The ecomuseum preserves the collective memory that is attached to its environment in order to transmit it to future generations. The local history is rediscovered through the lives of the inhabitants, their habitats, their crafts, their objects and their tools. Lunch en route to a local restaurant. In the afternoon return to Nantes for a visit to the castle of the Dukes of Brittany and its museum. Nantes was chosen as the capital of Brittany in 937. From the thirteenth to the fifteenth century, the dukes of Brittany resided in this colossal fortress and Anne de Bretagne was even born there in 1477. The castle is astounding by the difference between its austere walls. one side, and the elegance of his inner palace, of flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance styles of the other. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Departure for a visit to the Jules Verne Museum. The museum is entirely dedicated to him, bringing together manuscripts, models, objects that can evoke, as well as a new scenography and multimedia supports to enhance it. Then road a few kilometers from Nantes for Trentemoult, elected favorite village of the French in 2015. Free time to stroll in this charming village and lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to Nantes train station and end of services.