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Nantes Travel Information

Nantes is considered to be the capital of western France. Located in the Vendee, Nantes has much to offer the visitor as well as being the starting point for exploring all that this region offers from Brittany in the North down towards Bordeaux in the South.

With its position by the sea, Nantes was once one of France’s major ports, but this has declined in recent decades. Nantes however, is a thriving city and is second only to Paris in terms of service industry.

Nantes was the birthplace of Jules Verne, author of around the world in 80 days. There are many cultural events in Nantes, these include: the Carnival in April, the Summer Festival in June where musicians from around the world come to perform, and the Erdre programme, which combines music and water sports in a unique natural setting.