There are numerous shopping establishments in Nantes but here we will give some suggestions of shops close to Centrale Nantes. These are convenient shops especially if the student resides in the vicinity of ECN. Note that most shopping establishments are closed on Sundays (there are some exceptions ofcorse, but the big shops are closed).



Super U 

Located at Line 2 tramstop Bourgeonnière, this is a semi small/medium supermarket and offers various everyday essentials


Located Line 2 tramstop Orvault Grand-Val, this is a big department store (hypermarket); offers everything from fresh produce, everyday essentials, electronics, clothing to homeware. Everything a student could possibly need, they can find here

Students' Shop 44

Located at Cité Universitaire Launay-Violette, Chemin de Launay-Violette, they offer second hand student supplies (pots, crockery, cutlery, homeware, bedding, etc) at very cheap prices. Visit their website here for more information. They are also on facebook


Located on Line 3 Tramstop Orvault Morlière. Similar to E.Leclerc this is a department store, offers just about everything

Markets (Les Marchés)

This is the best place to go for fresh produce (veggies, fruits, cheese, meats, etc). We will recommend markets closest or rather the ones popular to students.
  • Marché de la Bourgeonnière - located at line 2 Tramstop Bourgeonnière open on Tuesdays afternoon, not very big but sufficient
  • Marché de Talensac - located near line 2 Tramstop 50 Otages; open Tuesday to Sunday from 07h00 to 13h00
  • Marché de la Petite Hollande - located at line 1 Tramstop Médiathèque; open on Saturdays from 08h00 to 13h15

Other options

  • Atlantis Shopping Centre (IKEA, E.Leclerc, and many more speciality shops) located at the end of tramline 1
  • Numerous shops in the city centre
Published on July 12, 2017 Updated on July 20, 2017