Nanterre tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Arc de Triomphe at 7 km from Nanterre

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Nanterre is situated in the department and region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Nanterre in .

Popular places to visit nearby include Arc de Triomphe at 7 km and Eiffel Tower at 8 km.

Nanterre, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 7 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Arc de Triomphe is the second largest triumphal arch in the world and...

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 8 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

Built in the late 19th century as a temporary monument, it is extraordinary that...

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at 8 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Champs-Elsées, often called the most beautiful avenue in the world, is in the...

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Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

Church at 9 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Eglise de la Madeleine is a most unusual church, being built under orders...

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Musee de l\'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 9 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris is best known for its eight paintings of...

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Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 9 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin des Tuileries is a large park and garden near the Louvre in...

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Paris Opera

Paris Opera

at 10 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The extravagant design and decoration of the Palais Garnier, usually known as the Paris...

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Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Church at 10 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most famous Paris landmarks,...

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at 10 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Montmartre region of Paris is almost a separate village within the city, and...

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at 10 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Palais-Royal is a 17th century palace with attractive gardens in the heart of...

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The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 10 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains countless numbers of...

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 11 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most popular public...

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National Monument at 11 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

La Conciergerie at Paris is one of the oldest and most important gothic palaces...

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Church at 11 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

Sainte-Chapelle, on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, is an important gothic chapel...

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Markets in and near Nanterre

  • Carrieres-sur-Seine: market Tuesday (3km)
  • La Garenne-Colombes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (3km)
  • Chatou: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (4km)
  • Courbevoie: market Sunday (4km)
  • Houilles: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Montesson: market Thursday & Sunday (4km)
  • Colombes: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (5km)
  • Bois-Colombes: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (5km)
  • Garches: market Saturday (5km)
  • Levallois-Perret: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday (6km)

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Tourist attractions near Nanterre, France

What to do at Nanterre? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Nanterre.


  • Cinéaqua (7km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (11km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (16km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Eiffel Tower (8km)
  • Parc Monceau (8km)
  • Grand Palais (8km)
  • Champs-Elysees (8km)
  • Petit Palais (8km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (9km)
  • Palais Bourbon (9km)
  • Place de la Concorde (9km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (9km)
  • Rodin Museum (9km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (9km)
  • Place Vendome (9km)
  • Paris Opera (10km)
  • Orsay Museum (10km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (10km)
  • Montmartre (10km)
  • Montmartre district (10km)
  • Palais Royal (10km)
  • The Louvre (10km)
  • Pont-Neuf (11km)
  • Saint-Eustache (11km)
  • Catacombs (11km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (11km)
  • Place des Vosges (12km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (12km)
  • Place de la Bastille (13km)
  • Parc de la Villette (14km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (25km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (30km)
  • Vexin Francais (33km)
  • Oise-Pays de France (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (3km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (9km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (10km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (10km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (10km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (12km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (12km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (14km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (17km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (17km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (20km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (21km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (21km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (28km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (30km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (45km)
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (52km)
  • Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Gisors (Gisors) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine de la Malmaison (4km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (7km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (8km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (10km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (12km)
  • Parc de Versailles (12km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (14km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (15km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (26km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (27km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (29km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (30km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (31km)
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (31km)
  • Parc de Courson (33km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (38km)
  • Potager des Princes (39km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (40km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (42km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (45km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (46km)
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (47km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Murs à pêches (19km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (25km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (30km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (36km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (38km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (43km)
  • Château de Sauvage (48km)
  • Foret d'Halette (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

  • Pontoise (19km)
  • Noisiel (31km)
  • Chantilly (38km)
  • Rambouillet (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Rueil-Malmaison (2km)
  • Courbevoie (4km)
  • Le Vesinet (5km)
  • Levallois-Perret (6km)
  • Meudon (9km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (12km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (13km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (13km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (19km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (21km)
  • Creteil (23km)
  • Gagny (24km)
  • Livry-Gargan (24km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (51km)
  • Melun (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (5km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (12km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (17km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (30km)

Geography and distances

Nanterre is in the of France at 0 kilometres from , the department capital (general information: Nanterre is 11 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Nanterre

Canton: Nanterre

Arrondissement: Nanterre



Postcode: 92000

Distance to Nanterre

from (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 11 km

from Calais: 230 km

from Nice: 696 km

from Bordeaux: 498 km

from Strasbourg: 408 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Nanterre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 25 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argenteuil, Bezons, Bois-Colombes, Bougival, Carrieres-sur-Seine, Chatou, Colombes, Courbevoie, Croissy-sur-Seine, Garches, Houilles, La Celle-Saint-Cloud, La Garenne-Colombes, Le Vesinet, Levallois-Perret, Maisons-Laffitte, Mesnil-le-Roi, Montesson, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Puteaux, Rueil-Malmaison, Saint-Cloud, Sartrouville, Suresnes and Vaucresson.

This page in French: Visiter Nanterre