On the banks of the Loire, at the mouth of the estuary and 50 km from the Atlantic Ocean, Nantes, which was a major port and industrial centre, is regularly ranked at the top of the list of cities where life is good and has nothing to envy its past! Classified as a city of art and history, it has a national stage, 36 theatres and theatres, 14 museums, an unpublished Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery, the open-air museum of the Nantes/Saint-Nazaire Estuary and programmes around ten festivals per year, including La Folle Journée, Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre and the Festival des 3 continents. The city stands out for its commitment to environmental protection. Europe's green capital in 2013, Nantes is home to more than 100 parks and gardens. Take advantage of the protected itineraries and the greenways along the Loire to take a bike ride. You can also take a cruise to the ocean, discover Nantes along the Loire on a traditional boat, go to the Jules Verne Museum, a local child, the Planetarium, the Nantes vineyard museum, the history museum housed in the medieval castle of the Dukes of Brittany or the very rich Natural History Museum. For fun, choose an unusual accommodation: a small house perched at the top of a fireplace with a view of the estuary, a room in a former courthouse or a chapel. And good news for your scholarship: Nantes is full of good deals!

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When to go to Nantes?

With permanent vitality, numerous museums and attractions, the proximity of the ocean, vineyards and castles to visit, the presence of the Loire and other rivers to navigate, quality accommodation and major events all year round (water sports, horticulture, music, cinema, live entertainment...) you can schedule your visit to Nantes throughout the year. And if you like music, plan your stay in January or February where you can enjoy the rich cultural programme of the Folle Journée de Nantes. To discover the famous Floralies, you can do it in advance, it's only every 5 years!

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