Destination guide

Nanterre—a contemporary stay with a cosmopolitan edge

Most of Paris is pretty hip, and Nanterre is no exception. Although it has grown a lot in recent years, Nanterre has kept its beautiful old heritage, while adding a more cosmopolitan edge. Nanterre's known for its modern architecture, green spaces, and a burgeoning arts scene, so there's no shortage of things to see and do. What's more, the city's proximity to central Paris means that Nanterre vacation rentals make ideal bases to explore the French capital's top attractions, including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and Galeries Lafayette.

Things to do

There's nothing grander than La Grande Arche

Much of La Defense business district lies within Nanterre's boundaries, and the city has a contemporary feel and look. Nothing epitomises this more than La Grande Arche. Regarded as a modern version of the Arc de Triomphe, La Grande Arche is 360 feet high, 360 feet wide and 360 deep. Despite its spectacular appearance, it's a commercial building with a rooftop restaurant and an exhibition area. Nanterre is a short distance from central Paris, and within 7 miles of the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and Moulin Rouge theater.

Activities

Rocking out in the capital's newest stadium

As you'd expect of a city with such a diverse population, there are international restaurants to satisfy every taste in Nanterre. There are also charming boutiques, patisseries, and old-school cafes, as well as some seriously hip bars and nightclubs. Nanterre is the perfect spot for sports and music fans alike. The ultramodern U Arena opened in Nanterre in late 2017. Although it's home to Racing 92 rugby club, this 32,000 capacity stadium has already hosted major music concerts.

Weather

Nanterre's perfectly splendid summers

Nanterre's weather is like its inhabitants—pretty diverse. Nanterre's oceanic climate means it experiences mild conditions for most of the year. Spring and autumn weather is moderate and changeable, with warm and cold spells bringing unseasonable conditions. Winters are cool and damp with daytime highs in the mid-40s in December and January. Summers in Nanterre are pleasantly warm, and with daily highs in the upper 70s, so July and August are 2 of the best months to book Nanterre vacation rentals.

Natural features

Enjoy a tranquil walk in an urban forest

Despite its urban location, Nanterre is quite close to numerous forests, botanical gardens, and national parks. The tranquil Malmaison Forest is only 3 miles away from downtown Nanterre. Bought by the Empress Josephine in 1800, Malmaison Forest covers more than 500 acres, and is crisscrossed by splendid tree-lined paths. It's very popular with walkers and joggers, and when the sun comes out, makes an ideal picnic spot. And the lake of Saint-Cucufa is an perfect place to rest, breathe in the fresh air, and watch the ducks go by.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Nanterre

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 13.7 mi (22.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), which is 18.1 mi (29.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Paris Nanterre-University Station, Nanterre-Ville Station and Nanterre University Station are the main stations in the area. Catch a ride on the metro at Nanterre Préfecture RER Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Nanterre?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 985 vacation rentals near Nanterre. From 785 Condos/Apartments to 116 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nanterre for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Nanterre?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Nanterre:

  • Notre Dame: 677 vacation rentals
  • Montmartre: 412 vacation rentals
  • Latin Quarter: 164 vacation rentals
  • Enfants-Rouges: 431 vacation rentals
  • Notre-Dame: 86 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Nanterre?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Nanterre. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Parc André Malraux: 5,673 vacation rentals
  • Nanterre-Ville Station: 5,639 vacation rentals
  • Nanterre University Station: 5,661 vacation rentals
  • Nanterre Préfecture RER Station: 5,642 vacation rentals
  • Paris Nanterre-University Station: 5,638 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nanterre listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Nanterre?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 785 Condos/Apartments in Nanterre. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nanterre include:

  • Houses: 116 rentals available
  • Studios: 828 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Boats and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Nanterre?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 36 vacation rentals with pool available in Nanterre. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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