Leasing commercial space in Nantes, new offerings in view

Where to lease retail space in Nantes

There are plenty of commercial premises for lease in prime locations in central Nantes, where the offer is concentrated around major retail sectors:
-The hyper-centre, a prime location for ready-to-wear, home accessories and food, boasts 1,150 retail outlets:
High-end ready-to-wear is located in and around the upscale Rue Crébillon. Fashion and accessory shops are mainly located along Rue d'Orléans and continuing up to Place Graslin, including the iconic Passage Pommeraye and the adjoining Passage Cœur de Nantes (3,500 m2 on two levels) which opened in the spring of 2016.
• Place du Commerce and Place de l’Hôtel de Ville in the Bouffay district feature many restaurants and food shops alongside homeware and personal goods shops.

New opportunities for retail development

As part of the redevelopment of the city centre, the retail space offering in Nantes is growing, with an emphasis on proximity, accessibility and service.

Current retail space projects in Nantes:
Passage de la Chatelaine: This indoor street is being reconfigured to offer shops and housing on two levels totalling 2,350 m2 for the spring 2018.

Development of retail space larger than 300m2

While retail activity is dominated by spaces smaller than 300 m2, Nantes is developing retail spaces larger than 300 m2 to enhance the retail draw of the city centre.

Several new spaces have already attracted large retailers:
Sostrene Grene in the Passage Cœur de Nantes, La Redoute AMPM in the Passage Pommeraye, Hema on Rue de la Marne, and in the near future, H&M's upscale sister brand COS in the Passage de la Châtelaine, with more to come.

How much does it cost to lease retail space in Nantes?

The cost of retail space in the highly prized hyper-centre can differ greatly depending on the format, the condition and the location.

Annual Commercial Rents in €/m2 (before VAT and charges)

Zone 1

Zone 1 bis

Zone 2


221 €

158 €

65 €


461 €

333 €

228 €


590 €

346 €

244 €


1 563 €

649 €

667 €

Retail centres (Nantes) and Shopping centres around Nantes


Retails centres (Nantes)

Shopping centres 


81 €

91 €


198 €

203 €


213 €

380 €


600 €

1 741 €

   Source : Observatoire nantais de l’immobilier commercial (ONICO) – Données 2016

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