France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Guide to Nantes, France
The largest city in Brittany, Nantes is known for its history, commerce, maritime trade, and liveability.





Nantes, capital of the Pays de la Loire région and of the département of Loire-Atlantique (map), is the largest city in Brittany (Bretagne), and still considered by some to be the "capital" of that historic region.

Set on the banks of the Loire River, Nantes is an interesting city and easy to get around: the Gare de Nantes SNCF train station is only a few minutes' walk from the Cathedral, the Château of the Dukes of Brittany and the beautiful Jardin des Plantes. The historic district of Bouffay is a short tram ride, as is the marvelously quirky Machines de l'Île and other attractions. More...

Nantes has a good selection of hotels and apartments/flats in all price ranges. More...

The Aéroport Nantes Atlantique (NTE) is the major air hub in northwestern France, and the Gare de Nantes SNCF offers speedy direct TGV trains to and from Paris. More...


Hotels & Flats in Nantes

What to See & Do in Nantes

Nantes Transportation

Tourist Information

Brittany Region

Poitou-Charentes Region

Loire Valley


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Château of the Dukes of Brittany, Nantes, France

Château of the Dukes of Brittany, Nantes.





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