Grand Hotel Mercure Nantes Central
Travel Blogs from Nantes
... bakeries are all closed for lunch and restaurants have stopped serving. We had a long hot midday stretch today with nothing but two energy gels to eat - they are very ,uch a last resort. Sickly sweet and with the consistency of slug juice; they are not edible unless you are very hungry. We stopped at three or four villages as we approached Nantes and only in the final one did we find a dingy little bar still sleepily open. A coke and a snickers ...
After the disappointment of La Rochelle we headed off to a beautiful hotel with 2 Michelin star restaurant, Anne de Bretagne at Port de la Gravette.
This was a truly tranquil and relaxing hotel with very contemporary design and unlike the Hotel de Paris at Saint Tropez, this design had function and cohesion. We arrived at lunch time and we had ...
... after overrunning most of France and the allies were eventually pushed to the Port of Saint Nazaire by the Germans …Roger finished up watching the very ship that was due to take him off back to England , (the troop ship Lancastria), be blown up in the harbour , with a total loss of 3,000. lives A Greek freighter was then diverted to the harbour (the Nea Hellas) and eventually Dad made it safely back to Plymouth. His huge war record then continued ...
... showers! For €2 each, we could rinse off the last few days’ worth of grime. Yessir, we’ll take it! Granted, it felt a little weird for me to wander into the mens’ room (where the showers were located – apparently a large percentage of French truckers are male), but Dejo had gone first, and told me which door, so I didn’t encounter any surprises. The showers weren’t exactly sparkling, nor spacious, but they were warm and effective.
The pens are an awe inspiring place, which still reck of history and emotion. A must see on any trip to the North West Atlantic coast of France.
The pens are easy to locate from the town centre by following the signs for the dock. Once in the dock follow the road around and you will come to a bridge taking you over the Joubert dry dock. The gates are to the seaward side of the lock. (look left as you drive over the ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed