An art-lover’s paradise, this city paints a stunning picture of its history.
Nantes, which is found on the banks of the Loire in western France, is among the country's most beautiful places and is often considered one of the most liveable cities in Europe with its arts and culture scene, lively nightlife, and natural beauty.
A must-see attraction when visiting is Les Machines de l’île (Machines of the Isle of Nantes) and exhibition and workshop filled with some of the most incredible machines you'll find anywhere - including a huge mechanical elephant which has an indoor lounge and a terrace, giant herons you can fly in, and an incredible mechanical aquarium.
You'll also not want to miss a trip to see the 15th century castle Château des Ducs de Bretagne which also houses Nantes History Museum; some of the top museums including the Musée des Beaux-Arts which features works dating back to the 13th century; and the fascinating Old Town.
So whether you’re taking in the medieval architecture, strolling through the city’s galleries and museums, or sipping on a glass of wine from the Loire Valley - immerse yourself in Nantes.