Things to do in Nanterre

New to Nanterre? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Nanterre

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

Parc André Malraux

⭐️ 4.4 (2565)

Parc des Anciennes Mairies

⭐️ 4.2 (335)

The top affordable restaurants in Nanterre

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

Buffalo Grill Nanterre

⭐️ 4.3 (2769)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.1 (1171)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (1152)

Price Range: $$

Les Gentlemen

⭐️ 4 (865)

Price Range: $$

Chez l'ancien Nanterre

⭐️ 4.3 (527)

Price Range: $$

Jungle Arch

⭐️ 4.1 (467)

Price Range: $$

Le Sancerre

⭐️ 4.1 (417)

Price Range: $$

So Salentino

⭐️ 4.3 (365)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Djurdjura Nanterre

⭐️ 4.2 (302)

Price Range: $$

Best World

⭐️ 4 (297)

Price Range: $$

Le Frivoli Thé

⭐️ 4.7 (193)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Nanterre

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

BEST-BITS OF PARIS - 40 Favourites - Walking Tour ⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️⭐️

Photoshoot/Tour by French Journalist

Perfume creation workshop

Explore Paris on a private boat

Brassez votre bière avec Les brasseurs du théâtre

Charming Night Secrets by French Journalist

Paris Private Cruise with Ettore


Photographer for Paris Lovers

Offer a jewel hand made by yourself

End your night in some of the best bars in Nanterre

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

Buffalo Grill Nanterre

⭐️ 4.3 (2833)

Price Range: $$

Hanoi Ca Phe

⭐️ 4.1 (2663)

Price Range: $$

Rosa Bonheur à l'Ouest

⭐️ 4.1 (2299)

Price Range: $$

Les Gentlemen

⭐️ 4 (896)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.2 (786)

Price Range: $$

L'Olympique 1924

⭐️ 4 (572)

Price Range: $$

The Honest Lawyer

⭐️ 4.2 (469)

Price Range: $$

Corcoran's La Défense-Nanterre

⭐️ 4.3 (463)

Price Range: $$

V and B Nanterre

⭐️ 4.6 (236)

Price Range: $$

Le Frivoli Thé

⭐️ 4.7 (200)

Price Range: $$

Le Faubourg La Défense

⭐️ 4.4 (183)

Pick from the best places to stay in Nanterre

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Nanterre you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Nanterre

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

City Sightseeing Cruise

Admission to Disneyland® Paris

Seine River Cruise and French Crêpe Tasting

Round-trip Little Train Tour of Montmartre

Eiffel Tower Climbing Tour with Summit Access

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator

Paris Three-Course Dinner Cruise

Admission to the Arc de Triomphe's Rooftop

Hop-on-hop-off Bus Tour

Ticket to the Thoiry ZooSafari Park

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the venerable Église Notre Dame de Grâce in Nanterre, built by the historic 17th century Cathars.
  2. Take a stroll around Parc Aubry, located on the banks of the Seine, offering lush greenery and spectacular views of the city.
  3. Explore the many shops and restaurants at the popular Nanterre Shopping Center.

Nanterre is pleasant year-round, but the best time to visit is from May to September when temperatures are comfortably warm. This is especially true during the mild mid-spring and summer months. July and August feature some of the warmest weather and offer the best time for tourists to explore the city.

Exploring Nanterre, France is a worthwhile experience that can be enjoyed over several days. Two to three days is an ideal amount of time to explore the sights and activities of the city. Spend time wandering the streets, checking out the flea markets, and enjoying the culinary delicacies of the city.

The best way to get around Nanterre is with public transport. There are regular bus services and nearby metro stations, or an efficient tram system to help you get around the city with ease. Cycling is also popular, with several cycle paths throughout the city, and bike rental stations available in key areas. Alternatively, you can always take a taxi to your desired destination.

Nanterre is a great destination for families. Spend a lazy day at Parc du Val-Marais, where kids can have a wonderful time playing with their families. Spend a day at Musée Yvelines, where the colorful exhibitions and fun activities can bring out the artistic personalities in your little ones. Finish the day with a ray of sunshine at Parc des Sports Bergeau, where your kids can have lots of fun in the fresh air.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Nanterre. To start off we'd have to mention Corcoran's La Défense-Nanterre, L'Apostrophe, V and B Nanterre. Check out our page on the best bars in Nanterre.

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