Visit, wander and daydream – have a wonderful time exploring Nantes, whether at the heart of the historic city, in the gardens or along the banks of the Loire.

Just 2 hours from Paris by high-speed TGV, Nantes is one of the most attractive and dynamic cities in France from an economic, cultural and tourist standpoint. Located at the heart of the city just a short walk from the station, Sōzō Hotel is also a unique part of the cityscape, being located in a 19th century chapel across from the Jardin des Plantes. 

The historical capital of Brittany, Nantes has a wealth of superb places to explore, including: the Château des Ducs de Bretagne (the historical museum of Nantes) with its remarkable buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century; the Gothic Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Cathedral; the Musée Jules Verne; the Musée des Beaux-Arts; the old district of Le Bouffay and its timber-frame houses; the Quai de la Fosse along the Loire; the ship-owners’ houses of the Île Feydau; the magnificent Passage Pommeraye, an arcade from the 19th century housing a number of boutiques; the Jardin des Plantes with its 7 hectares of greenery; and the Jardin Extraordinaire, inspired by the world of Jules Verne with its waterfall and lush plants.


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