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

If you want to locate more precisely all those shopping options, don't hesitate to consult the map here.



Super U 

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


Located near Line 2 tramstop Orvault Grand-Val, this is a hypermarket, offering everything from fresh produce, everyday essentials, electronics and 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 near Line 3 Tramstop Orvault Morlière. Similar to E.Leclerc this is a hypermarket, offering just about everything.

Markets (Les Marchés)

The best place to go for fresh produce (veggies, fruit, cheese, meat, etc). We will recommend the closest markets or rather the ones popular with students.
  • Marché de la Bourgeonnière - located near line 2 Tramstop Bourgeonnière open on Tuesday afternoons, not very big but sufficient
  • Marché de Talensac - located near line 2 Tramstop 50 Otages; open Tuesday to Sunday from 07.00am to 1.00pm
  • Marché de la Petite Hollande - located near line 1 Tramstop Médiathèque; open on Saturdays from 08.00am to 1.15pm

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 August 27, 2018