The origins of the city are dated back to Celtic populations of the Breton peninsula, that settled down in this area. The population number increased, and the area was soon full of populations of different origins. During the Middle Age, the city became important thanks to the river mercantile commerce and in the XVIII Century it acquired even more power thanks to the slave commerce.
Today Nantes is an energetic and active city, full of young people and with a growing economy. It is a city that looks at the future. Nantes offers its tourists many attractions, both cultural and for leisure. The beaches are long as far as the eye can see: the 133 kilometres of coast make Nantes the ideal destination for your summer vacation at sea. Also the night life is dynamic. Many students live here and fill the streets, the bars and the restaurants of the city.
The architecture is also remarkable: you can’t miss out the Cathedral of the city, built between the XV and XIX Century in gothic style, is an authentic masterpiece, both inside and outside.
Visit the Ile Feydeau, Nantes’ Beverly Hills. In the XVIII Century, rich merchants built their houses in one of the best areas as per climate and position: an isles on a tributary of Loire. The white houses will leave you speechless!