Things to do in Carquefou

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Start with the Top Sights in Carquefou

If you're in Carquefou to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Les Machines de l'Île

⭐️ 4.6 (34006)

Château des ducs de Bretagne

⭐️ 4.5 (19326)

Botanical Garden

⭐️ 4.7 (15018)

Jardin Extraordinaire

⭐️ 4.3 (3158)

Natural History Museum

⭐️ 4.4 (2952)

Park La Beaujoire

⭐️ 4.6 (1938)

Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery

⭐️ 4.3 (1713)

Miroir d'eau

⭐️ 4.4 (880)


⭐️ 4.6 (739)

cours Cambronne

⭐️ 4.4 (630)

Musée de l'Erdre

⭐️ 4.3 (35)

The top affordable restaurants in Carquefou

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Carquefou city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Au Bon Accueil

⭐️ 4.2 (2518)

Price Range: $$

Au Bon Accueil

⭐️ 4.2 (2516)

Price Range: $$

La Vacherie

⭐️ 4.3 (2217)

Price Range: $$

La Vacherie

⭐️ 4.3 (2217)

Price Range: $$

Il Ristorante

⭐️ 4.2 (1189)

Price Range: $$

Il Ristorante

⭐️ 4.2 (1189)

Price Range: $$

Black Shelter

⭐️ 4.3 (1154)

Price Range: $$

Black Shelter

⭐️ 4.3 (1154)

Price Range: $$

Lulu Paulette

⭐️ 4.5 (961)

Price Range: $$

Lulu Paulette

⭐️ 4.5 (961)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (683)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Carquefou

These are curated, high quality experiences in Carquefou hosted by locals!

Nantesfoodie - Food Tour in Nantes

Generous food tour in the heart of Nantes

Vineyard tour in Deux CV Citroën

Engl/Spanish conversation, culture exchange & making friends

Nantes Discovery Guided Tour

Health Cooking Class in Nantes

Atelier d'enluminure


Yum'Apéro - Cook an aperitif zero waste


End your night in some of the best bars in Carquefou

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Carquefou, curated exclusively for you.

La Belle Equipe 1877 - Bar & Restaurant face à l'Erdre

⭐️ 4 (1701)

Price Range: $$

Black Shelter

⭐️ 4.4 (1207)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.1 (875)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.2 (858)

Price Range: $$

V and B Nantes

⭐️ 4.4 (714)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (688)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.3 (535)

Price Range: $$

Carquefood / / Halle À Manger / / Restaurant Carquefou

⭐️ 4.4 (291)

Price Range: $$

Lenox Pub

⭐️ 4.7 (248)

Price Range: $$

La Fille Du Tonnelier Cave & Bar

⭐️ 4.6 (230)

Price Range: $$

Le Skull

⭐️ 4.6 (151)

Pick from the best places to stay in Carquefou

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Check out these bookable attractions in Carquefou

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Carquefou.

Nantes City Card

Self-balancing Scooter Guided City Tour

Self-balancing Scooter Guided Heritage Tour

Self-balanced Scooter Tour

One-hour Self-balancing Scooter Tour

E-scooter Rental

Self-balancing Scooter Tour with a Guide

Self-balancing Scooter Tour of Nantes

Private Walking Tour of Nantes

Nantes Walking Tour

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Carquefou?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Auberge du Vieux Gachet

⭐️ 4.5 (1063)

Price Range: $$$

Maison Baron Lefèvre - Restaurant Nantes

⭐️ 4.2 (527)

Price Range: $$$

Le Manoir De La Régate

⭐️ 4.6 (280)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the 17th-century Dionysie Castle: A masterpiece of architecture, this former fortress is full of history and charm, juxtaposed with its manicured French gardens.
  2. Explore the Rousel Villes et Jardins Parc: Marvel at the lush flora and fauna of this beautiful 100-acre park, complete with streams, meadows and winding pathways.
  3. Enjoy Water Sports at Lac du Grand-Lieu: Rent paddleboats, canoes and kayaks to explore the region’s largest lake while also taking in the views of breathtaking wetlands.

Carquefou is a beautiful city to visit all year round, however, the best time to visit is during the spring and summer seasons. The weather is pleasant, allowing tourists to explore the city’s many sights, from historical landmarks to picturesque parks. Additionally, Carquefou prides itself on its festivals and events, held throughout spring and summer, that celebrate the city’s culture and its residents.

Spending a few days in Carquefou, France is highly recommended. It is best to explore the city for at least three days and make the most of your time. A day can be spent biking around the nearby area, exploring the Le Vieux Carquefou historical site, and relaxing at the city's beaches and parks. Two days of sightseeing can be spent visiting the nearby towns and villages, tasting unique local foods and wines, and browsing the city's galleries and museums. An overnight stay at one of the local B&Bs or guesthouses may be a perfect way to end your trip.

Carquefou, France offers a variety of transportation options for traveling within the city. The most popular choices are walking, biking, taxi, and public transportation. Buses and trams offer cheap and convenient trips around Carquefou; tickets are available in multiple denominations and can be used multiple times in one hour, making the public transportation system the ideal choice for visitors and locals alike. If you prefer to travel on your own, hiring a taxi is another option; taxi rides are efficient and available around the clock. Finally, biking is a great way to explore the city while getting some exercise, and there are plenty of cycle paths throughout Carquefou.

Carquefou provides lots of fun activities for kids. One of the best things to do is to visit the Aquabaule water park and make a splash! Kids can also take a ride on the giant vintage carousel at the Ferrandiere Square and hop across the Béghin Mills park. If your kids are up for a challenge, the city's Adventure Parc tests their climbing and swinging skills.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Carquefou. To start off we'd have to mention Lenox Pub, Cave Bar La Bièrerie, Black Shelter. Check out our page on the best bars in Carquefou.

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