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A hip and vibrant city on the banks of the Loire, Nantes has a population of 975,000 in the metro area, making it France’s sixth-largest metropolis. Part of the Loire-Atlantique Department, Nantes will always be regarded as the beating heart of Brittany, despite the fact that it’s not part of its modern administrative region. This is the cultural capital of western France, its summer calendar is usually packed with arty events, and there are well-kempt parks aplenty.
There are also some stunning vineyards to explore in the surrounding countryside and it’s ripe for exploration on four wheels.Hiring a car in Nantes is fast and easy with Enjoy Travel and you can maximise savings with an early-bird booking. It costs just €19.55 a day to hire a mini-sized car like a Renault Twingo in Nantes, an economy-sized Opel Corsa is €19.83 a day and even a roomy Peugeot 308 station wagon is only €28.84 a day. Nantes car hire is a pleasure at Enjoytravel.com ̶ click, collect and explore this uber-cool urban centre and its surroundings on your own timetable.
Guide to Nantes
Nantes was conquered by Rome in the first century BC, was the capital of the Namnetes people during the Gaulish period, and in the 8th century it became the capital of Breton March under Charlemagne. In the 17th century its importance as an exporting port grew and local industries like salt, fabrics and wine thrived, and by the turn of the 20th century it was a bustling industrial city, with shipbuilding being a major contributor to the economy.
Things to do in Nantes
There are plenty of delightful distractions in Nantes. History buffs flock to the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, the well-preserved castle which is the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Brittany. There are many galleries and museums, but literature lovers always appreciate the Jules Verne museum, while Le Voyage a Nantes is a walking trail designated by a green line that takes you through the arty downtown district via the city’s best aesthetic attractions.
Eating out in Nantes
As you might expect, Nantes offers plenty of treats for foodies. L’U.ni is a stylish emporium serving contemporary cuisine with a fusion of local and exotic ingredients, Anatolia is awesome for authentic Turkish fare and L’Atlantide 1874 is a Michelin-starred marvel, but there’s much more to discover.
Transport in Nantes
Public transport in Nantes is decent and a single title entitles you to use the bus, tramway and navibus network. Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) is 8km from the city and connects it to most major European destinations.
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