The Graslin district in Nantes
Visit de Graslin district during your stay in Nantes
Situated in the heart of Nantes city centre, our hotel offers an ideal location. In a few minutes on foot, you can reach the Graslin theatre, the Pommeraye passage, the castle of the Dukes of Brittany and Nantes Cathedral. Take advantage of your stay at the Best Western Hotel Graslin to discover and stroll around the most popular quarter of Nantes: the Graslin quarter.
A Nantes quarter with elegant architectureThe Graslin quarter is one of the finest examples of 18th and 19th century town planning.
Let's start with the famous Pommeraye passage
A true architectural masterpiece of the 19th century, the Pommeraye passage, accessible via the Rue de la Fosse, is one of the most beautiful covered passages in Europe. Listed as a historical monument, this arcaded passage is home to elegant shops.
The spacious Place Royale
A few steps from the Pommeraye passage, we invite you to visit the Place Royale. Entirely pedestrianised and with an emblematic marble fountain, this square symbolises the Loire as well as Nantes' river and maritime vocations. There you will find shops, restaurants and cafés.
Place Graslin and its theatre
A few steps away from the Place Royale is the lively and beautiful Place Graslin. On this square you will find the Graslin Theatre, a beautiful 18th century opera house that presents music concerts, theatre and opera performances.
Continue your discovery with the Cours Cambronne. This public promenade is lined with trees with a statue of General Cambronne in the centre.
Near the Cours Cambronne you will find the Thomas-Dobrée Archaeological Museum. Although the museum is closed until 2021 due to renovation and extension work, temporary exhibition areas remain open to the public.
To end your visit to Nantes
Many of the shopping streets in the quarter are pedestrianised, making it a great place to stroll and admire the elegant shop fronts!