(1 hour away) Nantes was the capital of Brittany in the Middle Ages but is now the capital of the Pays de la Loire region. With half a million inhabitants it is still the largest city in western France, is an important university city and also has thriving high-tech industries.

Nantes is situated at the point where the Loire, the Sevre and the Erdre rivers meet. Nantes reintroduced trams to the city in 1985. Nantes is a vigorous modern city with good museums, wide open spaces, chic restaurants, bars and shops and some amazing visitor attractions by the Loire.  Please do not forget to visit the Royal Society of Luxury with extraordinary machines on the island of Nantes.

Things to do include:

  • Old Nantes
  • The Jules Verne Museum
  • The Planetarium
  • Boat trips on the Erdre
  • The château of  Dûchesse Anne
  • L’Ile de Nantes, with its extraordinary mechanical machines

Wednesday 20th August 2014

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