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Nantes is a city full of diverse cultural heritage, built around the mouth of the River Loire in its beautiful green valleys. Nantes is also a vibrant university town, and its breathtaking architecture reveals an artistic character. To relax you can sail from the harbour to nearby locations on the coast, or explore the exotic parks under the summer sun. The native mixture of traditional Brittany cuisine combined with local regional wines, such as the famous Muscadet, create an inimitable culinary experience to delight your senses. Stroll through the streets, talk to the friendly locals, and you’ll discover a beautiful city with some special secrets you can make your own. Image from ©G.Chataigner
Main City Paris
Surface 65.19 km²
Density 4,342 /km²
The banks of the Erdre are where people in Nantes spend their leisure time, be it running, having a picnic, or at a jazz or boat festival...head to Ile de Versailles to see what the Erdre has to offer!
Welcome to a world of fantasy and fairytale characters at la Maison de la Marionnette theatre, right in the centre of Nantes. For over seventy years, this famous puppet theatre has put on exciting interactive shows from all over the world, inviting the audience to participate and create their own marionettes. During summer, the performances take place in the middle of the beautiful park Le Jardin des Plantes, where you can watch the puppets work their magic in a cloud of fragrance from exotic plants and flowers in a dreamy natural setting.
For one long weekend, Nantes turns into the national, if not international, capital of classical music. From 1 to 5 February 2017, “Le Rythme des Peuples” (“Rhythm of the People”) will provide an unparalleled musical experience.