Car Hire Nantes Atlantique Airport
Find your perfect car hire at Nantes Atlantique AirportWith an Avis car hired from Nantes Atlantique Airport it’s easy to reach Nantes, the capital of the Pays de la Loire region, as well as other unforgettable destinations in neighbouring Brittany.
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Plan your journey from Nantes Atlantique AirportPick up the keys to your Avis car hired from Nantes Atlantique Airport and it’s a brisk 15-minute drive into the city centre.
On arrival, dive straight into history by visiting the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, where you can learn more about this incredible building through touchscreen computers and interactive exhibitions.
Nantes has an illustrious past, but it’s also a place where you can explore French contemporary culture. Be sure to check out the programme of the Le Lieu Unique while you’re in town. This old biscuit factory is now the number one place in the city for alternative theatre performances, live concerts and modern art exhibitions. If you want to wind down, there’s even a Turkish bath in the basement.
Nantes is also a city of gastronomic excellence. For classic hearty French fare, book a table at Cocotte Restaurant – a former butchers cooking up local meat-based dishes. If you have a sweet tooth, visit George-Gautier – the finest chocolatier in the city. Serving up sweet treats for almost 200 years, its in-house specialty – finely ground chocolate served in a hard chocolate shell – is a must-try.
Beyond Nantes Atlantique AirportBeyond the city of Nantes, countless treasures scattered across northern France await your discovery. Reach them effortlessly with an Avis car hired from Nantes Atlantique Airport.
In just over an hour, it’s possible to reach the medieval fortified town of Guerande on the west coast of France. Explore the quaint medieval streets and buildings, such as the 15th century St Aubin church. There are many arts and crafts galleries to wander around too. Be sure to try some of the specialty food shops, especially the crêperies. Before leaving, find time to visit the salt marshes museum, where you’ll gain a real insight into this traditional local industry. While you’re at it, pick up some delicious salt-butter caramels from the onsite shop.
Drive 90 minutes north of Nantes and you’ll reach Rennes, the capital city of Brittany.
Visit the Musée de Bretagne in the brand new Les Champs Libres building to learn about the history of Rennes and its surrounding region. Spend time in the Thabor Gardens, where you can stroll around 24 acres of delightful green space. If you’re peckish, there are many affordable places to eat that don’t compromise on quality. Indulge in generous tartines at L’epicere and try La Saint-Georges for a contemporary take on a crêperie.
Get behind the wheel of your Avis car hired from Nantes Atlantique Airport and the open roads of northwest France are yours.