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Wake up gently in our hotel with parking in Nantes

Start the day in the unique decor of the rooms of the Sōzō Hotel, between exposed stonework, architectural details of the old chapel and designer furniture by Starck, Panton, Paulin, Eames, Bouroulec, Arad or Ingo Maurer. Take advantage of the beautiful light and quality equipment designed for your comfort. Then enjoy a delicious breakfast to recharge your batteries before your day exploring Nantes.

Morning culture in the center of Nantes

Our hotel with parking in Nantes is ideally located opposite the Jardin des Plantes and a stone's throw from Nantes train station. Cross the botanical garden and discover the greenhouses which house various species from all over the world. Then go to the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, a must-see monument for your stay in Nantes. The fortress also houses the Nantes History Museum. From our Nantes parking hotel, the Château des Ducs de Bretagne is only a 12-minute walk away.

Around the castle, also discover the cathedral of Saint Pierre and Saint Paul de Nantes, (currently being renovated and closed to the public). In the same area is the LU tower, a remnant of the former LU biscuit factory. The site has been transformed to become the Lieu Unique, which is an art center with a performance hall. From the top of the tower, enjoy a magnificent view of the city. Then head to Place Royale to take the magnificent Passage Pommeraye, a shopping arcade with an impressive glass roof. The passage will allow you to reach Place Graslin.

Afternoon: The Machines of the Island

Take advantage of the many shops, cafes and restaurants in the town center for a gourmet break. Taste the specialties of Nantes and let yourself be charmed by the friendly and lively atmosphere of the city. You can also choose to reach the Île de Nantes, which extends between two arms of the Loire. On the island there are many themed restaurants as well as bars.

Then discover the incredible world of the Machines de l'Île, inspired by Jules Verne and Leonardo Da Vinci. In the gallery of machines, admire mechanical animals such as a spider, a horse, a giant heron or an ant. The highlight of the show is undoubtedly the 12-meter mechanical elephant: it is even possible to take a ride of around thirty minutes on its back! On the island is also a magnificent 3-level carousel, the Carrousel des Mondes Marins, populated by sea creatures such as giant crabs and other squid.

At the end of the day, discover the Loire

For a total change of scenery, then go to the south bank of the Loire where pretty colorful houses form the town of Trentemoult. This former fishing village is appreciated by Nantes residents and visitors alike for its bistros set up in old guinguettes, its exotic vegetation and its unique atmosphere. It is the ideal place to take a break at the end of the day or have a bite to eat. There floats a scent of vacation and travel, even in the names of the streets inspired by the marine world.

Finally, to make the most of the Loire, be sure to book a boat trip on the river. Let yourself be carried away by the rhythm of the Loire, the Erdre or the Sèvre for a peaceful navigation to discover a remarkable natural heritage. Then find the comfort of the Sōzō Hotel, Nantes car park hotel, where the lounge bar with piano awaits you for a nightcap.

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