Rent a van in Nantes: tips and travel itineraries

Van Road Trip in Nantes: Discover the City of Dukes and Its Surroundings

Embark on a unique and exotic experience during a road trip aboard a rental van, exploring Nantes and its region. Our wide range of custom vehicles awaits you at our AVIS explore agency in Nantes.

Why Choose Van Rental in Nantes

As the capital of the Pays de la Loire region, Nantes is a city with a strong identity and rich history. Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Cathedral, Ile de Versailles... Nantes has an impressive number of monuments and unusual places that you will love to discover. Its surrounding region is also a major tourist destination in the west of France. Exploring it in a custom van during your holidays will reveal many surprises.

Day 1: Welcome to Nantes

Before launching into the exploration of Nantes and its region, visit our custom van rental agency in Rezé. In addition to picking up the keys to your custom vehicle, our team will provide valuable advice and some instructions to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

Then comes the long-awaited moment: receiving the keys and starting off! To begin your road trip, a visit to Nantes seems like a must. To ensure you don’t miss anything, follow the "Voyage à Nantes" route. It takes you to the most emblematic places of the city: Château des Ducs de Bretagne, Passage Pommeraye, Jardin des Plantes... and of course, the monumental Machines de l'Ile.

Day 2: Heading to the Surroundings of Nantes

After your first night in the comfort of your rental van, it's time to explore the surroundings of Nantes. Although the city and its region are now in the Pays de la Loire, they retain all their Breton identity. To immerse yourself in it, head to Pornic and one of its small port restaurants for a tasty crepe tasting. Then, after stops in La-Bernerie-en-Retz and La-Barre-des-Monts, drive through the roads of the Ile de Noirmoutier in your rental van. It's the perfect place to taste the island's oysters and discover its wild side. If you love hiking in nature and by the sea, you will be delighted!

Day 3: The Atlantic Seaside Resorts

After leaving Noirmoutier, take the road towards the legendary seaside resorts of the Atlantic: Saint-Nazaire, La Baule, Le Croisic, Le Pouliguen... A bit further inland, at the edge of the salt marshes, Guérande and its ramparts are well worth a detour.

The icing on the cake, this journey along the Atlantic also offers activities that are perfect for holidays and escapism: boat excursions, surfing, kitesurfing, or even sand yachting on the vast bay of La Baule.

Day 4: Return to Nantes

On the way back to our rental van agency in Nantes, we recommend a stop at the Parc Naturel Régional de Bruyère with its preserved nature. Fauna, flora, birds – it’s a great place for relaxation and observation. Perfect for gently concluding your van journey around Nantes.

Finally, for a smooth return to the agency, we ask that you return your rental van in the same condition as when you left, and at least one hour before closing time.

Tips for a Successful Van Road Trip in Nantes

To ensure a perfectly successful holiday, the first thing to do is to choose the right custom van. For this, you can take advantage of the range offered by our AVIS explore agency in Nantes-Rezé:

  • Combi Van Adventure 4 seats: a van that has 4 sleeping places, 4 seats, a dining area, a kitchen area, an outdoor shower. It is also equipped with a pop-up roof hosting a bed, and many other features designed for your road trip adventures.
  • Van Adventure 2 seats: van with 2 sleeping places, manual transmission, 4 seats, 4-seat dining area. This model also features a cabin with WC and shower, a refrigerator, etc.
  • Van Adventure 4 seats with pop-up roof: van with 4 sleeping places, 4 seats for the journey, 4 dining seats, a cabin with WC and shower, refrigerator, etc.


Hit the road for an adventure and enjoy the freedom offered by a custom van by booking your road trip with AVIS explore without delay.

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