Found in France’s famous Loire Valley, Nantes has long been considered one of the most liveable cities in Europe. Holiday apartments in Nantes give visitors to the city an insight into the culture, history and architecture, which makes Nantes loved by locals and tourists alike. Staying in Nantes will allow you to explore many of the grand chateaux, which are dotted all over the Loire Valley, though the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in the centre of Nantes is considered one of the best. Nantes is also an historic port town and recent years has seen a number of regeneration projects transforming the old dockyard and shipbuilding areas into a place of modern art and living.
Experience Nantes like a local
After you’ve exhausted yourselves chateau-hopping in the area spend some time exploring Nantes other sights including the elegant shopping arcades of Passage Pommeraye and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, which took nearly 500 years to complete. To appreciate the city on foot head towards the banks of the River Edre where you can spot quaint lived-in houseboats and patches of parkland to rest in. Nantes is easy to navigate around on public transport thanks to a slick tramway system that is so impressive it’s unsurprising that Nantes is thought to be the home of the first public bus transportation system in the 1820s. Though it has a strong industrial history, Nantes is now a popular place to live amongst young artistic French people put off by Paris’ size. They often seek inspiration at the fine arts museum, Musée des Beaux-Arts and at the Museum and Home of Jules Verne, the famous French writer who hailed from Nantes. The peace and quiet of a public Japanese garden can also be enjoyed just a short boat ride away on the Ile de Versailles. Muscadet and Gros Plant are the popular local wines that must be tried and helpfully they go well with local favourite foods including oysters and a special cow’s milk cheese called fromage du cure nantais.
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