Guide to Nantes for Rugby World Cup 2023
How to best experience Nantes
Destination Guide
How to best experience Nantes
Visit the the préfecture (capital city) of the Loire-Atlantique département and the Pays de la Loire région

What to do while in Nantes

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Dining and Drinking in Nantes

How to get to Nantes


- Direct flights are available from Edinburgh, London, Dublin and Bristol. 1 stop flights are available from Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle & Cardiff.
- Distance from Nantes Airport to the centre of Nantes - 12K/25 minutes
- Airport bus service - This runs direct from the airport to the centre of Nantes in 20 mins (every 20 minutes) - see 'helpful links' box.
- Taxis are available outside the terminal.
- If you're travelling from within France, we recommend using the regional train service (TGV) or domestic air travel (cheap direct flights are available from most French airports).

Helpful Links

- French rail service (TGV)
- Nantes airport bus shuttle
- Use Rome2Rio or Moovit apps for tram schedules

Weather in Nantes

- See what the weather will be doing on your trip!
-Seasonal weather for September/October

Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau

How to get to the Louis Fonteneau

By Tram

Line 1. Tram in the direction of Beaujoire, which is also where you get off. You can catch the tram from the main railway station. This is a low cost option and very short journey.
The tram operates until approx 11pm.
The train operates after 11 but the journey is complicated, we would advise supporters to make their way to the centre before 11pm.

By Taxi

11 euros from the centre to the stadium.

By Bus

Take the C6 bus from central to stadium. Hotel de Ville - Batignolles every 10 mins.
Buses run from early morning until after midnight.

By Shuttle

This is very likely to be a stadium shuttle. Will update when we know more.

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