Quality Hotel & Suites Nantes Atlantique
27 rue du Chemin Rouge
Phone: (33) 2 40496912
Fax: (33) 2 40496998
27 rue du Chemin Rouge, Nantes, FR, 44300
- Phone: (33) 2 40496912
- Fax: (33) 2 40496998
The ex-Maison Blanche now has a new look, a new vibe and new staff. The clientele are relatively young; many come from the nearby universities, particularly for the special student nights. The long dance floor is overlooked by an upstairs bar and DJ booth (trendy house music). Those with a liking for rum have dozens of different flavours to choose from, in moderation of course!
Le Canotier is one of the finest jazz clubs in downtown Nantes. Situated by the beautiful Erdre River, Canotier's gorgeous terrace provides breathtaking views of the city and the dockside. Visitors sip beer, with soothing music for company. Jazz concerts at the venue are a top draw! Call ahead for event information.
Conveniently located close to the station, this bar is housed in a tugboat on the Saint Félix canal. Given a new lease of life, this former dredger now pulsates to the sounds of world music. Spread over three levels, the bar's sheet metal and wooden décor gives it its unique atmosphere, which attracts a mostly young, student crowd. Quite unlike any of the city's other bars and packed at weekends.
Situated next to the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, this medieval-style nightclub's architecture and décor are worth a look. The vaulted basement provides a Gothic setting in which a youngish clientele boogie on down to the latest hits. Slightly older customers tend to go for more retro sounds played on the ground floor. Every visit here is a memorable one! Strict dress code applies. Call ahead for open hours.
Two floors and a tiny dance floor make up this popular nightclub. The décor is reminiscent of 1950s-60s America, with Kennedy, Marylyn Monroe and Elvis Presley all looking down from the walls. A 25-35 year old clientele comes for the house DJ's selection of music - from classic French songs to the most recent hits. During the early hours of the weekend, it can be hard work clearing a path from the mezzanine to the bar! Smartish dress required.
Looking for a place to chill out with friends? If yes, then Live Bar is the place for you. With a cool staff and unpretentious ambiance, flowing drinks, head banging and foot tapping music, you just cannot go wrong with Live. The place is mainly known for the concerts it organizes, where it features some of the best names of the music world. Caress a drink while you dance the night the away and enjoy yourself to the hilt. Check website for event schedules.
Walk into Le Stakhanov on a weekend and party till early hours of the morning, with famous international rock artists/ bands keeping you company. One of the most happening bars and nightclubs in Nantes, Le Stakhanov is known for the eclectic crowd and vibrant atmosphere. In the past, performers like Rhum for Pauline, Melody Syndrome, Mnemotechnic, Syntax Error and many others have charmed the crowd with their gigs. For information about upcoming concerts, visit their website.
This bar is a popular place with students who enjoy its lively atmosphere. Spread over two narrow floors, this is a cosy little bar, especially at weekends when it's jam-packed. Doubling up as a mini-nightclub, you can boogie on down here to the latest hits. Check out the free concerts on Thursday nights. Beers start at 14F (EUR 2.13).
Dress smartish to get into this ballroom dancing club (no jeans, trainers, etc). The gaudy décor attracts 30-45 year olds who come and waltz, tango, and dance the paso doble. The bar also offers a choice of 15 different cocktails; approach with caution. Reduced entry price for women from Tuesday to Friday night.
Situated close to the Cité des Congrès, this leisure complex includes a bar with no less than 35 snooker and American and French pool tables. There is also a discotheque with a dance floor and an enormous bar on the floor above where you can relax and talk. Music tends to be hits from the 1970s up to the present day. The club can be booked for private parties.
This largely gay bar on Rue Kervégan keeps on going well into the early hours. The first of now many gay establishments on this road, it's housed in a charming eighteenth-century building, but with a look as modern as its music. Only open in the evening, the bar is busiest at weekends and organises special theme evenings every Friday. Thursday night is open bar where a 60F (EUR 9.16) ticket lets you drink as much as you like from 10pm till 1am in the morning. Just mind the trams when you leave!
Everyone's welcome in this gay bar in Rue Kervégan, where regulars continue to arrive right into the early hours of the morning. The bar's stonework and subdued lighting make it a friendly place to come to and among its most popular evenings are 1980s nights on Thursdays and a DJ on Friday. Particularly busy at weekends. Draught beers start at 18F (EUR 2.74). Admission: free