A taste of Nantes: where to go for the best food and drink

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Find some of the best places to eat and other gourmet fun for foodies in the beautiful city of Nantes...

Les Tables de Nantes guide

Whatever kind of cuisine you fancy, from gourmet decadence to a fast-food feast, you'll find it in the Tables de Nantes guide. Listing over 120 of Nantes' best restaurants and bars, it's your one stop shop for discovering the best places to eat out in and around the city.

Talensac market

The oldest and largest market in Nantes, the Talensac market is something of an institution. Opened on 8 January 1937, this undercover market has everything you could possibly want from a French market: lobsters, prawns and crabs, market garden produce, white wines, cheeses... the list goes on!

Be sure to stock up here or pop in to get something for a picnic lunch to enjoy in Nantes' beautiful green spaces around the city.

Atlantide 1874

Atlantide 1874 is the first restaurant in Nantes to get a Michelin star thanks to the creative and innovative dishes of its chef, Jean-Yves Gueho. Considered one of the best restaurants in Nantes, it overlooks the river Loire flowing 30 metres below it and has stunning panoramic views of the city.

La Cantine du Voyage

A temporary structure built from industrial greenhouses, the Cantine was created for the Voyage à Nantes in 2013 and has been on the menu for every Voyage festival since. Open from late April to mid-October, this is the place to head for to try some tasty local produce down at the quays of the Ile de Nantes. There's also French boules, table football and even a skate park here!

Vegetable garden at La Cantine

The Cantine also has its own vegetable garden. The brainchild of designer-gardener, Olivier Durand, the garden is more than just a vegetable patch. It's designed as a horticultural display showcasing not only Nantes' history of market gardening but also its reputation as a centre for the arts with the scenography of the garden created by the Nantes collective, Appelle-moi papa.

Vineyard visits

The excellent Muscadet wines produced around Nantes are exported to more than 90 countries around the world and these delicious white wines are served at some of the finest restaurants. Regionally-certified Muscadet is found on the edge of the vale of the Loire vineyards, which is the third largest wine-producing area in France.

Nantes Food Forum

Running from 2 to 5 June, the Nantes Food Forum is a 4-day event packed with attendees from across the globe. Across the 4 days, there'll be several events open to the general public including workshops, food tastings and informal get-togethers. This year, the forum will conclude with a market showcasing some of the best producers and food-focused artisans in the region.

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