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
Nantes is home to ‘le Voyage à Nantes’ but this exuberant arts trail isn’t confined to the city. It winds its way along the Loire estuary to Saint-Nazaire and is dotted with land art installations, some of which are my very favourite sights in the region.
Le Hangar à Bananes (“Banana Warehouse”) is a symbolic place in the city of Nantes. As a newcomer to the city, you’ll hear its name on the lips of almost everyone you meet in Nantes. What’s more, the fact that it’s a difficult concept to define will make you want to find out more.
For the third and last month, the competition “Design And Fly” ends its journey in the beautiful city of Nantes this July in collaboration with Show Us Your Type (www.showusyourtype.com).
Among all participants, a winner be chosen for the best and most creative poster and will be awarded 2 roundtrip tickets to Nantes!
The city of Nantes has undergone numerous changes over the centuries. And today the city’s architecture and layout still retain traces of the past.
La Cigale is one of the most iconic restaurants in Nantes. Even if you’re only passing through town, it is a place worth stopping by for a few minutes. While the menu is certainly enticing and the service is always friendly, it is above all the décor that has made the place so renowned. Even after many years in Nantes, every time I visit La Cigale, I am enchanted by its the beauty.
Les Utopiales is a science fiction festival attended and enjoyed by Nantes locals and international visitors on the first weekend in November each year.