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More than 100 green spaces in Nantes

Escape to real nature corners in the heart of the city, such as the Jardin des Plantes (botanical garden) and its internationally renowned collections.

You will inevitably find a park or garden within 500m!

Key figures:

  • 1095 hectares of green space
  • 37m2 per area of ​​green space per inhabitant (57m2 for the metropolis)
  • 3 hectares of flowered surfaces
  • 345 hectares of protected public and private trees
  • 46 km of walks

(Presse Océan March 2017)



Le Voyage à Nantes
Park and garden

7 hectares of greenery in front of the station

Nestled in a green setting, Café l'Orangerie is the perfect place to refresh yourself on the terrace.

La plage. Parc des chantiers. Ile de Nantes. Nantes
Park and garden
Pointe Ouest Île de Nantes

On a former shipyard

As the headquarters of the “Machines de l’île”, the park is now a fun and educational site.

Aire de jeux
Park and garden
Square Élisa Mercœur

Kinya Maruyama

Between the rhinoceros heads and a dragon’s gaze, children will discover places to jump, play and go on to invent...

Dépodépo, aire de jeux par Claude Ponti, Jardin des plantes - Voyage à Nantes
Park and garden
Jardin des plantes

Claude Ponti

A permanent playground for children at the botanical garden, from the imagination of Claude Ponti

Jardin extraordinaire
Park and garden

In the western part of the Miséry quarry in Chantenay

Designed in an old quarry, this public garden will host the Heron Tree.

Miroir d'eau devant le château des ducs et le tramway, Nantes
Park and garden

In front of the castle of the dukes of Brittany


After one year of work, the "Miroir d'eau" was put into service on 5 September 2015.

Parc des Oblates
Park and garden
Park and garden

Rustical Physical Activity Park

Park and garden

Japanese garden

Park and garden
Park and garden
Park and garden

A route through the natural landscapes and cultivated fields of the world

Park and garden

Beautiful house on the banks of the Erdre

Park and garden

On the left bank of the river Erdre

Park and garden

Guinguette and ephemeral, open-air plant nursery on the banks of the Loire