Nantes, a creative city open to the world
Located on the Loire estuary close to the Atlantic Ocean, 2 hours from Paris by high-speed train (TGV)
, Nantes has fully embraced economic and cultural dynamism to become a booming European destination.
Nantes is France’s 6th largest city
with a 590,000 population, showing one of the highest demographic rates in the country (+150,000 people by 2030 - INSEE).
Open to the world, it is twinned
with Cardiff (United Kingdom), Durban (South Africa), Niigata (Japan), Saarbrücken (Germany) and Seattle (United States). It also plays an active role in a large number of international networks including UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) and Eurocities
Awarded European Green Capital 2013
, Nantes strongly believes in sustainable and responsible development. The city successfully combines respect for environment and excellent quality of life, and is the ideal place to meet people, exchange and share ideas.
With more than 8,300 hotel rooms, it has a wide, original and sustainable range of accommodation on offer. Through its audacity, imagination and collective spirit
, Nantes, the birthplace of Jules Verne
, is a highly attractive destination for event organizers.