Located on the estuary of the Loire and its tributary the Erdre, not far from the Atlantic ocean, Nantes has a particular charm offered by its setting on the river.
Numerous events take place in connection with the river, inviting you to discover Nantes and the surrounding area in a fun and unusual way. The
Nantes has cultivated an art de vivre which combines culture and relaxation. For romantic excursions in summer, check out the open air film screenings at the
All year round, however, Nantes offers exhibitions, concerts, shows and other cultural events such as the
You can also discover Nantes in peace and quiet, strolling nonchalantly… Head for the
After a walk around the streets of Nantes, refuel at a restaurant, and try some of the culinary specialities of the Loire Atlantic such as bouilleture d'anguilles (an eel dish) or try the pike, accompanied by a glass of Muscadet, an important part of the local gastronomic heritage of Nantes!
Continue your exploration of Nantes by looking at another aspect of its culture: the heritage left by the duchy of Brittany of which Nantes was once the capital. Stop by the
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