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Nantes, a booming city


Nantes, nicknamed The Venice of the West, for the 250 kilometers of waterways that wind through it, is a city rich in heritage that offers a very qualitative living environment. It is notably the only city in France to have been elected Green Capital of Europe, in 2013.

First city in the West of France, Nantes is the prefecture of the Pays de la Loire region and the capital of its department: Loire-Atlantique.

With a population of some 320,000, Nantes is the most densely populated city in the West and regularly attracts new residents thanks to modern public infrastructure, proximity to Atlantic Ocean beaches and numerous opportunities in the employment.

Located a few kilometers from the Loire estuary, not far from the famous towns of St-Nazaire and Guérande, Nantes is a large city full of surprises, bordered by green nature. Perfect for young working people who want to combine career and good living.

The weather is not always good, but there are very nice days in summer, with temperatures approaching 30 degrees.


Hard to find an apartment in Nantes due to a shortage of housing available for rent


They say there is a shortage when there are more applications than offers for housing. In Nantes, there are few offers of rental apartments. For this reason, start looking for your apartment way before your stay.

As in nearly 80% of cities in France, the demand for housing exceeds the supply atNantes : there is a great need. As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Nantes suffers a very strong or even extreme shortage of housing: there are at least twice as many requests as offers.

There are approximately 5 applications for 1 offer in Nantes.


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Renting is THE ideal solution when moving to a new city. Whether it is an individual accommodation or a shared apartment, it is an opportunity to take the time to discover your new life without committing to the long term. Whatever your situation, there is always an ideal property to put your suitcases on Studapart!

The different apartments available are classified according to their attribute: T1, T2, T3, T4... Which tells us the number of rooms apart from the kitchen and the bathroom. For example: T1 = one room + kitchen + bathroom, T2 = two rooms + kitchen + bathroom, etc...

Before you start looking, you have to take stock of your needs, in order to define the type of accommodation you want to rent, but also its geographical location and nearby amenities.

  • In Nantes, T1 rentals represent 15% rental offers

  • 23% of furnished apartments in Nantes for rent are T2 apartments


What style of apartment will I be able to find in Nantes ? 


Nantes is known for its modern architecture.

  • 87% accommodation in Nantes are old dwellings

  • In Nantes, we count 13% of modern constructions


How many residents of Nantes pay rent on average? 


The price of a rental per m² at Nantes is on average 13€/m².

However, several criteria must be taken into account to estimate the amount of rent for a property: its surface area, its category, its geographical location, whether it is furnished or not... If, for example, you opt for a furnished T2 in Nantes, it will be, on average 520€/month. 


I want to rent an apartment in Nantes, what should I pay attention to? 


The first important criterion for renting an apartment is its location. To make your choice, take into account your habits and your daily movements, in order to facilitate them as much as possible and to be sure to feel at home in Nantes.


The city center, direct proximity to amenities


The city center of Nantes represents its historic heart and its cultural center, it is the district in which the people of Nantes work and where they like to meet in the evening.

Head to Place Royale, the epicenter of this district, with architecture as prestigious as its name suggests. The historic heart of Nantes is the central and liveliest district of the city, it is home to most of the headquarters of local businesses but also places of leisure such as bars and restaurants, museums, tourist attractions...

It is also the administrative center of the city. Very well served by transport, it is a good destination for international workers, among others, who will have direct access to the airport from this area. Daily life is rather calm for a city center, since the majority of its surface is pedestrian, few vehicles circulate there and their speed is limited to 30km/h.

As for housing, the buildings are rather old in the center, a large part of which is classified as a protected area. Rents are particularly affordable and Nantes residents who choose to live in the city center are often looking for easy transport and direct proximity to amenities.


The Hauts-Pavés - Saint-Félix district, peaceful and popular for its green spaces


The Hauts-Pavés – Saint Felix district is embroidered by the Erdre and attracts Nantes residents for its personality and dynamism.

Quieter than the city center but just as lively thanks to its places of culture, bars and restaurants, the Hauts-Pavés – Saint-Félix district is the second most populated in Nantes, it offers green parks, such as the Japanese garden of the island of Versailles or the Parc de Procé, conducive to recharging your batteries in the heart of the city. There is also a market on which many Nantes residents have their Sunday habits: that of Talensac, known for its seafood and cheeses, offered by local producers. It is a residential and peaceful area, popular for its natural spaces, its good addresses and its village atmosphere. In fine weather, it attracts locals and visitors, who enjoy long walks or bike rides on the trails along the banks of the Erdre, or even boat trips. It is also an ideal area for science students, since it is the campus of the faculty. 

On the housing side, there are many old houses, mostly occupied by families and elderly people. It is a district that mainly attracts intermediate professions and executives with rents that remain affordable compared to the national average. 


The rental lease: What is it?


During your search, you will systematically see the mention furnished/unfurnished on the rental advertisements. This corresponds to the type of lease (rental contract) that you will sign if you choose this or that property. We must take into account the differences of each before making a choice.


A furnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 1 year (9 months if you are a student).

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 1 month notice if you choose to leave.

  • Requires a maximum of 2 months' rent in advance when signing the contract.


An unfurnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Gives you a minimum of 6 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if you choose to leave.

  • Implies a maximum of 1 month's rent in advance at the signing of the contract.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Nantes?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Nantes are looking for studios from € 398 to € 498

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Nantes?

Students looking for student accommodation in Nantes outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 448 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 603. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Nantes.

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