Nantes, a European city in France

Islands on the Loire

#1 Islands on the Loire

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Nantes, a city of rivers, seen from the sky.

Photo Credit: Office de Tourisme de Nantes Métropole/V Sarazin

Public Art

#2 Public Art

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The futuristic rings installation contrasts with the city's classical skyline.

Photo Credit: Nautilus Nantes

15th Century Nantes

#3 15th Century Nantes

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Nantes castle has played a key role in French history.

Photo Credit: Nautilus Nantes

Grand Homes

#4 Grand Homes

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One of the 'châteaux' built on the banks of the Erdre river.

Photo Credit: Office de Tourisme de Nantes Métropole/A Delaporte

The Sultan's Elephant

#5 The Sultan's Elephant

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Tourists riding on the city's mechanized elephant -- a triumph of engineering and imagination.

Photo Credit: Nautilus Nantes

The Marché de Talensac

#6 The Marché de Talensac

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The nearby Atlantic coast means Nantes boasts an impressive choice of seafood.

Photo Credit: Office de Tourisme de Nantes Métropole/G Arnaud

Green Nantes

#7 Green Nantes

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The Japanese garden in one of the city's many parks.

Photo Credit: Office de Tourisme de Nantes Métropole/G Arnaud

Elegant Shopping

#8 Elegant Shopping

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A 19th century shopping arcade in the city center.

Photo Credit: Office de Tourisme de Nantes Métropole/V Sarazin

Studying en plein air

#9 Studying en plein air

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Taking advantage of a park with 18th century townhouses as a backdrop.

Photo Credit: Office de Tourisme de Nantes Métropole/G Arnaud

Getting Around

#10 Getting Around

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The city's transport system includes trams, buses and even boats.

Photo Credit: Office de Tourisme de Nantes Métropole/A Delaporte