Getting the train at St Pancras International couldn’t be simpler. Just arrive at least 40 minutes before departure to clear customs so you don’t have to rush.
On the way to Nantes , you’ll connect to a TGV train in either Lille or Paris.
In Lille it’s just a platform change, while in Paris you’ll need to go to Gare Montparnasse – about 45 minutes from Gare du Nord by Métro or taxi.
If you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier you’ll have a socket at your seat and we’ll serve a meal en route.
You’ll be in First Class on the TGV where there are sockets at every seat and an on board bar.
If you’re travelling in Standard you’ll find drinks, snacks and meals at Café Métropole on Eurostar, and at the TGV Bar.
From Paris, the second leg of the trip takes a little over two hours while from Lille it’s just under four.
You’ll arrive at Gare de Nantes in the heart of the city, where you’ll find taxis as well as local buses, coaches and trams.
If you’re planning to explore further afield, you’ll also find car hire desks at the station.
From its luxury shops and grand château, to a hammam in a biscuit factory and 40-foot mechanical elephant ride, Nantes is a quirky city that’s bursting with personality and charm.
When visiting Brittany you have to try crêpes.
Anything that can be wrapped in a pancake will be wrapped in a pancake – from scallops and saffron to ice cream and salted caramel.
Feb: La Folle Journée music festival
July-Aug: Le Voyage à Nantes art trail
Aug: Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre jazz festival
Nov: Festival des 3 Continents