In the city center of Nantes

Located at Cours des 50 Otages, one of the city’s principal highways, Hotel Duquesne offers its customers an ideal location, perfect for tourists as well as business travellers. This charming hotel in the centre of Nantes is very practical thanks to its proximity to the most important tourist attractions of Nantes: the River Erdre, the Talensac Market, the City Hall, Château des ducs de Bretagne, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the British Tower, the University Hospital (C.H.U), the Sourdille Clinic…


Hotel Duquesne is located in an area called Bouffay, which you can easily access by car. You can safely park in the “Talensac” car park in front of the hotel. We offer a negotiated fee of €8/24hrs.

You can experience Nantes by means of an enjoyable bike ride if that is what you would like. Facing the hotel, there is a bicycle station called “Bicloo” (there are several situated all over the city), where you can rent bicycles to see the city as you wish for as long as you want. If you would like more information regarding this, visit If you come with your own bikes, we will give you access to the safe Talensac car park.

GPS coordinates

  • Latitude: 47.2186650 Longitude: -1.5567300
  • Latitude: 47° 13′ 7.19” N Longitude: 1° 33′ 24.23” W

If you come by car: direction Coeur de Ville, with the British Tower as a point of reference, with an altitude of 144 metres.

If you would like to rent a car, you can do it in the airport or in the train station.

If you prefer to move about the city by bus, you will find several bus lines near the hotel: 11, 12, 21, 22, 23 and 32, and the station is Place du Cirque (50 metres from the hotel). You can purchase tickets in any of the stations. Combined tickets can be used for both the tram and the bus for 1 hour from the moment of validation. If you so wish, you can purchase a season ticket. More information about the public transport in Nantes (T.A.N):

  • Line 2 : station «Place du Cirque» , 50 metres from hotel
  • Line 3 : station «Bretagne», 100 metres from hotel
  • Line 1 : station «Commerce», 500 metres from hotel

You can take the shuttle bus to the terminal (“Place du Commerce”). Ask for the timetables on arrival at the airport.

As a reminder for our customers, the closest airport is Nantes-Atlantique, located just 11 km from the hotel.

Leave the SNCF station from the north exit and walk for about 15 minutes to the hotel. You will pass in front of the Château des ducs de Bretagne and the City Hall.

Nantes city is well-communicated by train with the majority of France’s cities. If you would like to travel by train, consult the web page

Tourism in Nantes

On the banks of the river Loire, can be found the beautiful city of Nantes: castles, mansions, shopping, historical monuments and entertainment… Everything is possible in this city, considered the doorway to Brittany. Come to experience it.

Nantes, on the banks of the river Loire, has an ideal geographical position that has made it become a city of exchange and business, always open to Europe and to everyone. Located between the land and the water, nowadays it is still a city in constant evolution in which the culture is the star of the show. The castle of Château des ducs de Bretagne reminds us that, once, Nantes was historically the capital city of Brittany. The Mosse quay makes us think back to the 18th Century.

Nantes possesses a palace of priceless beauty and value, which in its time belonged to Anne, Duchess of Brittany. The contrast between the drawbridge, the impressive city walls and the Renaissance buildings is striking and deserving of special attention are the Le Grand Logis performance and events hall and le Grand Gouvernement. Right next to the Château des ducs de Bretagne castle is the Bouffay area and Hotel Duquesne.

You cannot leave Nantes without visiting the Jules Verne Museum, which will take you deep into the fantastic stories of the novels of this well-known author. It is located in a 19th Century house which is fascinating for all who visit it, above all due to the figure of the learned man presented by duplicates of his works, his writings and his old movie posters.

Passage Pommeraye, considered one of the most beautiful and special covered galleries in Nantes, is very characteristic of the city and dates back to the 19th Century. If you attentively look at it, you will understand why: its three floors with stone windows and columns confer its old setting. Despite its structure, it is a very dynamic place. Just a few metres away, next to the beautiful Théâtre Graslin opera house, is the mythical Brasserie La Cigale with its popular mosaics. Don’t forget to visit it during your stay in Nantes!

Pedal around the city and discover all its beauty: on your bike, seeing the sights will be a double pleasure. Feel like trying it?

  • Nantes Town Hall
  • The banks of the river Erdre and its estuary
  • Bouffay area
  • Church of the Holy Cross
  • Château des ducs de Bretagne
  • The Peter and Paul Cathedral
  • Royal Square
  • Passage Pommeraye
  • Nantes University
  • Talensac market
  • University Hospital: C.H.U
  • Sourdille Clinic