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The population of this area of Loire-Atlantique is roughly 280,000.
It is located approximately 6 miles west of Haute-Goulaine and about 210 miles southwest of Paris, the national capital.
Play, laugh and be thoroughly entertained at Les Machines de l'Île de Nantes, a must-see attraction for families with hard-to-impress children.
If you want to learn about the local plant species, a visit to the Jardin des Plantes and the Botanical Garden of Nantes is highly recommended.
Take five from the bustling streets at one of the area's much-loved public parks. Ile de Versailles and Parc du Grand-Blottereau are lovely places to watch the world pass by. Manoir de la Begraisiere is another nice option.
Take a step back in time at the area's thought-provoking cultural institutions. The Jules Verne Museum, the Musée Dobrée and the Printing museum ought to be at the top of your itinerary.
View a wonderful range of scientific history objects, displays and models as you explore Nantes planetarium, a celebrated science institution.
Nantes' artistic side can be discovered at the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nantes.
Would you like to explore a piece of society that feels untouched by the modern world? Take some time to see the area's awesome castles. Marvel at the ancient structures at Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany, Chateau de la Gournerie or Clisson Castle.
Whether you consider yourself spiritual or not, you'll be sure to enjoy a trip to Nantes Cathedral and Eglise Notre-Dame de Bon Port. If you want to look at more religious sites, head to Saint Hermeland Church and Cathédrale St-Pierre et St-Paul.
At the center of most city squares you'll find some kind of plaza or statue, but it's the history of each space and the characters that inhabit them that make them special. Exploring Place Royale or Place du Marechal Foch is always a rewarding experience. You may also like to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere at Place du Commerce and Place du General Mellinet.
Visitors of all ages will discover something of interest at the University of Nantes, a renowned educational institution. Those who have long been out of school can revel in the nostalgia of their glory days, while aspiring young students can get a taste of what's to come.
If you are ready to splash some cash, browse some of the bustling retail hubs. Some of the best places to begin with are Passage Pommeraye, Atlantis Shopping Centre and Pole Atlantis - Saint Herblain.
If you enjoy the arts, get some tickets, settle in to your seat and get ready for a night of entertainment at Zenith de Nantes or theatre Graslin. You could also flip through the program at L'Odyssee or Zénith de Nantes Métropole.
Golf nuts will find an array of places to practice their swing, like the Ile d'Or Golf Club and the Carquefou Golf Club. You can also rub shoulders with the locals and try and beat par at the Nantes-Erdre Golf Club and the Nantes-Vigneux Golf.
After having a look at the famous attractions in the Nantes area, head over to the Machines of the Isle of Nantes, the Le Lieu Unique or Cours Cambronne.
Situated in Reze, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Machines of the Isle of Nantes, Passage Pommeraye and Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany. Nantes Cathedral is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
Situated in Saint-Sebastien-sur-Loire, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Hospital Saint Jacques and within 6 miles (10 km) of Jardin des Plantes and Nantes Cathedral. Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany and Passage Pommeraye are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in Nantes Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Passage Pommeraye, Nantes Cathedral and Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany. Jardin des Plantes and Jules Verne Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).
This family-friendly Nantes hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Hospital Saint Jacques, Le Lieu Unique and La Cite Nantes Event Center. Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany and Nantes Cathedral are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Nantes-Erdre Golf Club, Stade de la Beaujoire and Parc des Expositions de Nantes La Beaujoire. Nantes Cathedral and Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany are also within 6 miles (10 km).
This family-friendly Nantes hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Graslin and Passage Pommeraye. Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany and Nantes Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Nantes Centre, this hotel is steps away from Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany and Nantes Cathedral. Jardin des Plantes and Passage Pommeraye are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Nantes Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Place Royale and Passage Pommeraye. Chateau of the Dukes of Brittany and Nantes Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.