Nantes – Tips

Transport Getting there Air: Nantes has a big international airport, and they are building an even bigger one (which is highly controversial). Flights are served throughout Europe and Africa, North America and the Middle East. Click here to access the Nantes airport website Ferry: There are no direct ferry services to and from the UK. …

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The Cathedral Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes

Nantes – The Cathedral

The building of the cathedral of Nantes, named the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes, started in the 15th century, and like most cathedrals, work lasted for hundreds of years. In this case, the cathedral was officially complete 457 years after it was started. However, this is the 3rd cathedral to be built on this spot. The cathedral …

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Loire river in Nantes, Pays du Loire

Nantes – Introduction

Nantes is France’s 6th largest city with some 300,000 inhabitants and 950,000 in the metropolitan area, and it was once the capital of Brittany (that was in the 15th century). Although over the centuries it was part of the Brittany region, nowadays it is no longer considered as such, much to the displeasure of its …

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