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Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France

How much does it cost to travel to Nantes?

You should plan to spend around $117 (€108) per day on your vacation in Nantes. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $29 (€27) on meals
  • $38 (€36) on local transportation
  • $129 (€120) on hotels

A one week trip to Nantes for two people costs, on average, $1,634 (€1,516). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Nantes cost?

A one week trip to Nantes usually costs around $817 (€758) for one person and $1,634 (€1,516) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Nantes on average costs around $1,634 (€1,516) for one person and $3,269 (€3,033) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Nantes will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Nantes on average costs around $3,502 (€3,249) for one person and $7,005 (€6,498) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Nantes has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Nantes expensive to visit?

Prices in Nantes are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Nantes is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Santander or Fethiye.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Nantes Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Nantes?

The average Nantes trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Nantes travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 120 ($129)
Local Transportation 1 36 ($38)
Food 2 27 ($29)
Entertainment 1 13 ($14)
Alcohol 2 3 - 10 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Nantes
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Nantes is $65 (€60). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Nantes is $129 (€120). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Nantes

Looking for a hotel in Nantes? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Nantes based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $76. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Nantes
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Nantes is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $38 (€36) per person, per day, on local transportation in Nantes.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Nantes
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Nantes can vary, the average cost of food in Nantes is $29 (€27) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Nantes should cost around $12 (€11) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Nantes is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Nantes
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  • Entertainment and activities in Nantes typically cost an average of $14 (€13) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Nantes
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  • The average person spends about $6.93 (€6.43) on alcoholic beverages in Nantes per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Nantes On a Budget
Nantes Nantes, France
Nantes is a city in western France, located on the Loire River, 31 miles from the Atlantic coast. The city is the sixth largest in France, with almost 600,000 inhabitants within the Urban area. Together with Saint-Nazaire, a seaport located on the Loire estuary, Nantes forms the main metropolis of north-western France. The city has a unique architectural heritage with its magnificent Chateau des ducs de Bretagne - a Renaissance-style castle nestled in a fortress, a medieval quarter and one of the highest cathedrals of France. It has been transformed in the last 20 years probably more than any other city in France. It is not only a vibrant and young metropolis often rewarded for its top-quality of life, but a city where art has literally been integrated in all possible aspects, making it a true example of how artists can turn a city upside down.
The Chateau des ducs de Bretagne is one of the biggest sights in Nantes. It is a powerful symbol of Nantes' place in Breton history. The dukes having chosen Nantes for capital made the castle a real town within the town. The contrast between the exterior fortifications and the Renaissance-inspired inner buildings is unique. The castle was the last ducal residence of Brittany before the nation was merged with the Kingdom of France. It was also the birthplace and home of Anne of Brittany, who became twice Queen of France. Here in the heart of the city, you can retrace five centuries of history, admire the finely executed facades and terraces and walk the castle walls. Today the castle also houses the fascinating Nantes History Museum.

Another popular sight is the Nantes Cathedral or the Cathedral of Saint Pierre and Saint Paul. It is a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral that took 457 years to complete.
Nantes is pretty large, so there are a few different neighborhoods. One of the main neighborhoods is the city center, which is mostly pedestrianized, where most of the art, attractions, and shopping is located.

There is also the historic center, where the castle and fortified city within a city can be found as well as some of the other historic buildings and monuments. You can also check out the medieval district, which is lined with many boutique style shops.

Nantes has many different attractions and things to do with the great museums and beautiful gardens just barely scratching the surface. Come visit during the summer to experience the Le Voyage a Nantes, which encourage art and culture in the city, and invites artists from all over the world to use Nantes as a playground for their creativity. Come experience this fantastic event and enjoy a 10 km long itinerary with surprising installations from artists, great exhibitions and playgrounds.

For something incredibly unique and original, check out the Machines of the Isle of Nantes: an artistic, touristic and cultural project in the old covered buildings of the former shipyards that were at one time used for ship construction and later used as business sites. The projects were created by two artists and aim to promote the city's image and build an identity as a creative metropolis of dream and of fantasy. One of the most popular of the machines is The Great Elephant, which is 12 meters high and 8 meters wide, and made from 45 tons of wood and steel. It can take up to 49 passengers for a 45-minute walk around town. Other machines include The Marine Worlds Carousel, and The Heron Tree.
Food and Dining
Nantes, like much of France, has some excellent dining options. With fresh seafood coming in daily from the river and nearby Atlantic coast and fresh vegetables, dairy, and meant from local farms, there is not shortage of fresh, delicious options on the local menus. There are a few local dishes to watch for that are native to the area: fish in beurre blanc sauce, which is a light, creamy sauce made of butter, vinegar, wine and spices, and Gateau nantais, a delicious cake made with butter and sugar and flavored with almonds and rum.

A few restaurant ideas include: Creperie Heb-Ken, which offers a variety of both sweet and savory crepe options, La Civelle, which offers some great local seafood dishes, and Brasserie La Cigale, which offers great traditional French cuisine.

There is an international airport in the south of Nantes (Nantes-Atlantique) with regular connections to Paris, Lyon and other French cities. Ryanair, Cityjet, Easyjet and Flybe operate flights from the UK.

If you fly into Paris, there are also train routes that will get you to Nantes in about two hours. From the Nantes airport you can take either a bus or tram into the city center.

Nantes has an excellent public transportation system with three different tramlines, a few bus route options, and even a public boat system on the river.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.