Nestled along the mighty Loire river, Nantes has a rich historical heritage. From Anne of Brittany to the famous writer Jules Verne, the city has many monuments testifying its glorious past as the 15th century houses, the Dukes Castle or the Cathedral. Nowadays, the ambition for the sustainable city has emerged at all scales. The maritime city of the West of France is full of surprises and attracted more than 104 200 newcomers in 5 years and 2.7 million visitors in 2010. Many elements contribute to the cultural effervescence of the city, to its dynamism, its radiance and establish Nantes as an essential destination. In 2013, Nantes has been elected European Green Capital. Through its candidacy, Nantes Métropole highlighted its environmental ambitions.
|Currency||1 Euro = 100 cents|
|Opening hours||Many shops are open Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm.|
|Emergency numbers||Medical: 15 or 112
|Tourist information||Address: 9 rue des Etats (opposite the castle)