The innovative and inspiring city of Nantes is a captivating regional capital that bristles with beauty and exudes elegance. Nante’s is famed for its perpetual reinvention, an attribute that has led to the city’s cosmopolitan culture and spirited atmosphere; the multi-faceted metropolis thrives with a rich cultural panorama and a vivacious vibrancy that emanates from its energetic student population. Scenic splendour can be enjoyed upon the banks of the River Loire while
The dazzling dynamism of Nantes is most prevalent in Les Machines de l’Ile de Nantes, a phantasmagorical fantasy world in which 45 tonne mechanical elephants stand beside demented contraptions of metal and magic. This outrageous array was awarded the coveted ‘world’s most original attraction’ award in 2014, so ranks highly on any Nante’s itinerary. Ride the 25m carousel for a weird and wonderful experience of carnival creativity or recline upon the sandy shores of the artificial beach within.
Enjoying a luscious location upon the banks of the River Loire, the Musee Jules Verne illustrates the life and works of one of France’s favourite authors. Antique editions, hand written manuscripts and antique photographs comprise this captivating collection dedicated to a creative and charismati author.
Irrefutably Nante’s most renowned restaurant, Brasserie La Cigale has earned international repute due to its dazzling art nouveau décor and fabulous French fare. The imitable and inspiring interior is more like a museum with its sparkling mosaics and decadent fabrics, while the fine food draws inspiration from classic cookery and contemporary creativity. (4 Place Graslin, Nantes, France)