• DAY TOURS FOR ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

    Did you know that Nantes is not far from… Guérande? the Mont Saint-Michel? the Loire Valley Castles?
    We propose day-tours in small groups of 4 to 14 people, departure and return to Nantes, to discover the main spots of the Great West! All excursions include transportation in a minibus, guided walks and visits, lunch in local restaurants.
  • Saint Malo and Mont Saint-Michel (Day tour) - Monday 31 Aug. €130 / pers.
    Stop at the Corsair city before charging the mount!
    Walk in the narrow streets of two stunning fortified cities for a day. In the morning, discover Saint-Malo: the most stunning Corsair city. We will pass along the Bay to cross the gates of Mont Saint-Michel.
    As the day ends, it will reveal its most beautiful assets. > 8:00 - Departure from Nantes
    > Discovery of Saint Malo and its ramparts
    > Free time in the old town of Saint-Malo, and its tiny shops
    > Lunch in a local restaurant 
    > Guided tour of the Mont and visit of the Abbey and free time
    > 19:00 - Arrival at Nantes
  • The Loire Valley castles : Chenonceau and Amboise (Day tour) -  Tuesday 1st Sept. €160 / pers.
    What would deserve your early alarm clock more than the Loire Castles’beauty ?
    Chenonceau, nicknamed “the ladies castle”, gets the ball rolling, to make way for Amboise and its Royal Castle after lunch. The daytrip ends by strolling on the Loire riverbanks, in the mesmerizing old streets of Amboise.
    > 7:00 - Departure from Nantes
    > Visit the Castle of Chenonceau, your guide will tell you its fascinating story
    > Lunch in a local restaurant
    > Discovery of the Royal Castle of Amboise and its unique view of the Loire Valley
    > Free time in Amboise
    > 19:30 - Arrival at Nantes
     
  • Guérande and salt marshes (Day tour) - Thursday 3rd Sept.  €105 / pers.
    Out of space, out of time, let’s enjoy a barge ride on the Brière national park canals. The discovery goes on in the heart of the medieval town of Guérande, whose secrets are told along the ramparts. The daytrip ends in the salt marshes, to discover the famous « fleur de sel ».
    > 9:00 - Departure from Nantes
    > Stroll through the marshes of Brière in a barge surrounded by the fauna and flora of the swamp.
    > Lunch in a local restaurant
    > Free visit of old medevieval streets of Guérande
    > Walk in the heart of the salt marshes shaped by man and sea
    > 18:30 - Arrival at Nantes
     
     
  • AFTERNOON TOURS FOR DELEGATES + ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

    Afternoon tours are available for delegates and for accommpanying persons on Wednesday 2nd Sept.  We propose 6 tours in small groups of 20 to 45 people for the first three tours and 10 to 20 people for the last three journeys, departure and return to Nantes Congress Center.  All excursions include transportation in a minibus (for some excursions), guided walks and visits.
       
  • Guérande, the white land - Wednesday 2nd Sept. €74 / pers
    Discover the little medieval town of Guérande and the salt marshes, last place of artisanal salt production in France, Guérande’s salt marshes are remarkable. 
    > 12:30 - Meeting with your guide at Nantes Congress Center >  Visit of the little town of Guérande. You will enjoy walking around the fortress of this town full of art and history, very well preserved. 
    > Visit of the salt marshes at « Terre de Sel » 
    > Sweet snack at the end of the visit with local specialties 
    > 18:30 - Arrival at Nantes
  • From Nantes to Clisson, the wine route - Wednesday 2nd Sept. €67 / pers
    11520 Ha large, the Nantais Vineyards is the largest wine-growing garden of the Val de Loire. You will admire the architecture that punctuates its landscape and discover the fascinating history of Clisson, beautiful example of fortified architecture of Italian influence, created between the 13th and 15th century.
    > 12:45 - Meeting with your guide at Nantes Congress Center
    > Departure by bus to Clisson through the wine route to discover the Nantais Vineyards
    > 13:45 - Guided tour of Clisson, you will discover a collection of colors reminiscent of Tuscany
    > 15:30 - Transfer to a winery and tasting of glasses of Muscadet
    > 18:30 - Arrival at Nantes 
     
     
  • Saint Nazaire, the town of the biggest cruise ships in the world - Wednesday 2nd Sept. €74 / pers
    Located on the Atlantic Coast for 150 years, Chantiers de l’Atlantique is a company dedicated to maritime construction and services to operating floats. You will appreciate the incredible visit of STX Shipyard Company and Escal'Atlantic by travelling in the legend of these amazing boats.  
    > 12:30 - Departure by bus from Nantes Congress Center with your guide
    > Visit of STX Shipyard Company, an incredible business that created the biggest liners of the world 
    > Free visit of Escal’Atlantic that will make a visitor-traveller out of you : you wil explore the site and understand the adventure that comes with these liners.
    > 18:30 - Arrival at Nantes
     
  • Nantes City Tour - Wednesday 2nd Sept. €36 / pers
    Learn about the city’s history by taking a walking tour in the historical neighborhood of the city. You will discover the medieval history of the city in the Bouffay neighborhood and move back in time by walking the Passage Pommeraye, the Graslin neighborhood and the Ile Feydeau. Enjoying a cup of tea  in an historical brasserie will never disappoint you. 
    > 14:00 - Departure by Nantes Congress Center on foot for the City Tour, your guide will tell you its fascinating story
    > 16:00 - Tea Time in the famous Brasserie "La Cigale" Classified as a Historical Monument, a magical place with the spirit and décor from the 17 - 1900s great brasseries. 
     
  • Trentemoult - Wednesday 2nd Sept. €25 / pers
    A traditional village on the other side of the Loire, with its brightly coloured facades, its maze of narrow Valleys Everything is put together for a pleasant time.
    > 14:00 - Departure from Nantes with your guide, transfer by tramway to « Gare Maritime » station 
    > Strolling through this old fishermen’s village will charm you with its colored houses. It its very appreciated by the locals because of its panoramic view of the city, its narrow and flourished streets and the animation of its Loire banks.  
    > 17:00 - Arrival at Nantes

     
     
  • A discovery of local products - Wednesday 2nd Sept. €64,00 / pers
    This tour in the city center combines history and quality products. You will have the opportunity, during this tour, to taste various specialties of the city, both sweet and salty… Get your taste buds ready! 
    > 14:00 - Meeting with your guide, departure from Nantes Congress Center 
    > You will discover products from Nantes, traditional or on the rise, meet some producers and even taste some local savors…you will have all the ingredients for a friendly and tasty moment.  
    > 17:00 - Arrival at Nantes
     
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