The Dukes City is the largest cityin western France.

Globally ranked for innovation in different sectors of the economy, it holds the title of European Green Capital in 2013.


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Internationally recognized, Les Machines de l’île (won the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement given by the Themed Entertainment Association for the Marine Worlds Carousel) are the reflection of its creativity.

In 50 km from the Atlantic Ocean, Nantes is a city resolutely turned to the maritime.

Its economic prosperity comes from the traditional industrial and maritime sectors, with an explosion of new high-tech industries over the last decade.
Today, the territory is a centre of excellence for a large number of key industries such as agrifoods, aeronautics, biotechnologies, sustainable development, wood and derivatives, culture and creativity, complex composite and metal materials etc.

An astonishingheritage.

  • Château des Ducs de Bretagne
  • Saint-Pierre-and-Saint-Paul Cathedral  The National Gallery
  • The Bouffay neighbourhood with numerous pancake house « crêperie »
  • The Place Royale
  • The Passage Pommeraye and the Crébillon street
  • The Opera Graslin
  • La Cigale, brasserie of the 19th century, classified historic building
  • The memorial to the abolition of slavery
  • Les Machines de l’île : the Elephant, the Carrousel des Mondes Marins et the Arbre aux Hérons
  • The Rings of Daniel Buren and Patrick Bouchain
  • The former LU biscuit factory has been converted into a unique art centre where cultural effervescence and artistic exploration are the core concepts.