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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
Nantes cake is the local speciality when it comes to cakes in Nantes... and although I'm from Nantes, Nantes cake was a source of mystery for quite some time. My grandmother Hélène loved preparing this cake for large family gatherings, but as she used to say so often: "it's a sweet treat for grown-ups!" And when I discovered this delicious dessert, as a 10 year old, I wondered why...
Located in Nantes’ beautiful old town, Le Bistrot à Gilles brings an original touch to the finest French cuisine, offered at affordable prices. Their varied selection includes many local recipes, such as the mackerel tart or the LU biscuits. The friendly staff makes you welcome the moment you step in, and the comfortable atmosphere means you can really relax. Highly recommended by the locals and critics, Le Bistrot à Gilles is one of Nantes’ culinary treasures.
The Tour Bretagne, which is often the subject of criticism when the subject of the Nantes’ architecture is raised, has become an urban beacon and a steadfast landmark