The 2019 summer season was so great that I decided to try and continue giving tours during the winter. Don’t worry, there’s a lot to do and discover in Nantes from September onwards, so join me to visit one of the coolest cities in France!
Tours are usually offered on Fridays at 10:00 and Saturdays at 15:00. But sometimes I won’t be around, or hours may be modified depending on my availability. The simplest is to refer to the registration page to make sure one is offered at the date you’re interested in. Please complete the registration process: I may cancel if less than 5 persons confirm!
Check the map to see where to join. The starting point is by the castle, very close to the tourist information centre, below the trees as seen on the picture below the map. To find me, just walk along the castle until you reach its south-west corner!
Curious about Nantes’ history and major attractions? Let me guide you through the city centre, walking from one stop to another while uncovering Nantes’ secrets and most interesting anecdotes. The tour will start near the castle and will roughly circle around the old town. After the castle, some of the highlights of the tour are for example the cathedral, the Erdre river, the Place Royale, the Passage Pommeraye and the Place Graslin. We will then cross the river Loire and end the tour by the Machines de l’Ile, on Nantes’ island, after about 2 hours of relaxed walking, but intense learning!
“Free Walking Tour” concept
It’s pretty simple: you just need to show up at the said date, time and place, no need for advance payment! No entrance fees either, just go with the flow, and if you enjoyed it I will gladly accept tips at the end! Ready to give it a go? Check out the schedule and join me for the next tour!
Where do I book a tour?
Please check the registration page.
Are you paid for this?
I don’t receive a fixed salary from any organisation. I am counting on the visitors to hand me some tips at the end, although this is not mandatory of course. You are free to choose the amount you’d like to give depending on your own budget, how much you enjoyed it and how much you personally think it was worth – from 0 to, say, 1.75 million euro (hey why not?). For information, I do declare my income under the status of “micro-entrepreneur”; taxes all included sum up to about 23%.
What do I need to bring for the tour?
Just shoes comfortable enough to walk for about 2 hours in the city. If it’s warm and sunny don’t forget to bring some water and a hat/sunglasses/sunscreen! On the contrary if it looks rainy or cold, dress accordingly! We’ll be outside the whole time.
I have other questions, how can I reach you?
Please, write me and let’s chat! Check out the links below to send an e-mail or reach the Facebook page and chat through Messenger. You can also find my mobile phone number on Facebook and the Google Maps account, I have WhatsApp!