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Nantes truly creative and attractive

Nantes truly creative and attractive

Over the last thirty years Nantes has become one of the most dynamic and inventive city in France. An impressive array of cultural events are rolled out over the year, some of which stretch out across the globe: The ‘musical madness’ of the ”Folle Journée“ classical musical festival, the giants created by the street theatre company ”Royal de Luxe“, Estuaire (permanent open-air collection), or the ”Machines de l'Ile“ mechanical animals, and don't miss the summer event (every day in july and august) Le Voyage à Nantes !
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Cycle-Friendly

Cycle-Friendly

Nantes came 5th in the world for ‘bike-friendly’ towns as decided by the Danish ‘Copenhagenize’ agency. Nantes was then selected by the ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation) to host the international Velo-City congress 2015 and follow in the footsteps of Seville, Vancouver, Vienna and Adelaide by becoming the world cycling capital. The event welcomed 1,000 participants (experts, cycling associations, leaders,...) with the aim of influencing those in power to develop bicycle friendly infrastructures and to encourage a greater take up of cycling.
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