Nantes has been a surprise for me. I didn’t expect to like the city that much. I was meant to stay there an afternoon and ended up staying for three days.
Spending my days wandering trough the cobbled streets, sampling delicious traditional food, exploring the city’s history and culture, mixing with the locals, visiting the castle or places like the famous Bouffay district made me enjoy my break even more. The time I spent in Nantes was actually what I needed to relax before starting the New Year!
See below the reason in photos why I enjoyed Nantes so much. Enjoy!
Ile de Versailles is a man-made island which used by carpenters but now houses a zen Japanese garden for the enjoyment of all. It’s a lovely place to relax and I have to say that it’s one of my favourite place in Nantes.
Tour Bretagne is the place to go for an aerial and panoramic view of Nantes.
Being the innovation city of France, Nantes City has had the brilliant idea in 1999 launching operation “Grenier du siècle” (attic of the century). People were asked to drop in a concealed box an emblematic or personal item representative of the 20th century. The boxes (about 10,000) have been concealed and will be reopening on January 1st 2100. I wonder what people will think when they open the boxes? The “Grenier du siècle” is stored in the building (below) which used to belong to the biscuit manufacturer LU.
Have you travelled to Nantes? What’s your favourite spot?
I hope you will be inspired to visit Nantes!
Thanks for reading 🙂