The cathedral is inmense with a rich architecture inside housing the tombs of the last duke of Brittany François II and his wife Marguerite de Foix. This tomb in marbre that sculptor Michel Colombe... more
Continuing our story of the Galerie des machines, and its mechanical marvels we went to a demonstration in the back , of the Avion. The airplane
The first time we heard this word for the latin base... more
The castle is impressive and nice way to walk on history. However, the moats and gardens around it with its magnificent stone walls are just as nice, and our favorite way to rest from long walks in... more
The oldest quarter of the town. This is the first area where I ended up when arriving from airport with shuttle bus. There is bus and tram stop called Commerce. Major bus and tram lines are going... more
Its a botanical garden, located in city centre. Locals are really proud of their Magnolias in there and they have one what is more than 200 years old.
Very nice place to visit.
Has ponds, grotto, palm... more
This is amazing place from 1843.
Jean-Baptiste Buron and Hippolyte Durand Gasselin, contributed to its design, which is very elaborate and includes renaissance style sculptures.
Lot of movies have... more
Walking along rue de Voltaire we saw several stores around, some nice buildings (pic 1) but the most impressive was L’Opera Graslin (pics 2-3 ). It was built at the end of 18th century (1788) by... more
We visited Nantes because we wanted to attend Hellfest festival that takes place in Clisson(a small town 30km away) and brings in the area about 25,000 people every year. The 3 days of the festival we...
It may no longer be the capital of Brittany (Bretagne), but it is still my favorite city in France. I was lucky enough to study abroad in Nantes, France & met some great people that have become very...
We chose to stop at Nantes for the day enroute from a stop at La Jaille-Yvon (near Angers) at our favorite B&B chateau before a two week ramble through Brittany (first stop Locmariaquer and Gavrinis)....