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Nantes Holidays Overview
Located on the Upper Atlantic Coast in western France, Nantes is a former port town on the banks of the Loire, about fifty five kilometres from the ocean. In the tenth century the Duchy of Brittany was founded in Nantes, and in the nineteenth century it became the birthplace of the public transport system with the invention of the omnibus.
Nantes thrived as a shipbuilding centre until the late twentieth century, when the shipyards relocated and it was reinvented as a cultural and educational centre. It has a very young population, with fifty per cent of inhabitants under forty. The Nantes city pass includes entry to galleries, museums and monuments, limited public transport, a city tour, and some shopping discounts.
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The Estuaire art festival takes place every two years and features ambitious art installations, and individual exhibitions around the city. Artworks are erected along the river from Nantes to Saint-Nazaire, including pieces that visitors can go inside.
Nantes International Flower Show
The Nantes Flower Show has taken place every five years since 1956 and is one of Europe’s most prestigious flower shows. It includes around two hundred exhibitions at La Beaujoire Park on the River Erdre. Each exhibitor creates their own garden arrangement for visitors to view, and these individual gardens are judges and awarded prizes.
The Scopitone Festival takes place over five days in September and combines a number of artistic disciplines. It includes music, image artwork, live production, and digital art. The festival programme features music concerts, dance performances, video displays, visual art, film concerts, and interactive installations, which take place at unusual or emblematic venues across Nantes.
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Flights from Australia to Nantes take around twenty seven to thirty hours. Qantas combine with KLM, providing a route that stops in Singapore and Amsterdam, or with Air France, providing a route that stops in Singapore and Paris.