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L’île de Versailles and its japonese garden

The island of Versailles is a small artificial island located in the centre of Nantes, on the Erdre, transformed into a Japanese garden.

Make the most of your stay at the Sure Hotel by Best Western Saint-Herblain by visiting the island of Versailles and its garden, located just 20 minutes from our hotel.

To see on the island

Perfect for a moment of wellness and relaxation with the whole family, the island of Versailles offers you a greenery escape in Nantes.

The garden consists of many rockeries and waterfalls is organized around 3 traditional Japanese buildings: the Capitainerie, the House of Erdre and the restaurant, where you can have a gourmet break.

In the House of Erdre, also called the tea house, you can discover the life of the many plants and fish that populate the Erdre. The tea house regularly hosts exhibitions.

The Capitainerie manages the activities of the port of Erdre. You may also enjoy to rent an electric boat or a canoe to discover the Erdre.

The origins of the island

Originally a marsh, the island of Versailles was created during the digging of the Nantes-Brest Canal. It was then the seat of many craft activities related to the Erdre. Then it was transformed in 1986 into a Japanese garden.

Free entry.

You can access the island by tramway line 2 stops Saint-Mihiel / Motte Rouge or Chronobus C6: stop Bonde


From January 15th to March 19th and from October 23rd to November 17th from 8:30 to 18:30
From 18 November to 14 January: 08:30 to 17:30
From 20 March to 22 October: 08:30 to 20:00
Weekly closing on Thursdays
Sure Hotel by Best Western Nantes Saint‑Herblain
1 rue des Piliers de la Chauvinière
44800 St-Herblain
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Dear Customers,
We are really happy to announce we are rebranding the hotel in order to serve you even better ; our hotel The Originals Saint-Herblain is now Sure Hotel Saint-Herblain since December.
Sure Hotel by Best Western is a brand of the Hotel Group Best Western Hotels & Resorts, you will find more information on

We stay open to welcome you:
Following the national lockdown announcement end of October 2020, the hotel is still open all week long with modified services.
Everything is done to make your stay as pleasant as possible under the current conditions: a few dinner options and à la carte breakfast served in your room.
We have worked hard and are trained on our new health and cleaning protocols in order to welcome you in the best possible conditions.
Due to these new health and safety measures, we inform you we had to modify some of our services.

You will find more information on our page, « Our health measures for a relaxing stay » which you can find in the section « Discover Nantes».

We hope to see you again soon in our hotel!

The Sure Hotel by Best Western Saint-Herblain team