16 Dec Nantes: the capital for young culture
Nantes, in the western France, has evolucionated during last ten years with all the historical heritage, its gardens and factories that has the privilege of being qualified as a green city in Europe in 2013.
This winter, Nantes is the best option for an international trip where culture and leisure will define a marvellous experience.
Touristic attractions in Nantes
Firstly, Nantes is surprising because of its gardens. More than 1000 hectares in more than 100 green spaces has made the city one of the European Green capitals during this year with green thematic spaces, corean gardens, etc.
Moreover, this city has a huge leisure and scientific offer in the glasshouses with many variety of plants from all over the world.
The other face of Nantes has to do with its youth. Its students, the bars and attractions like the Altercafe, an industrial space converted to a cafe where you can visit some cultural projects, expositions and a perfect terrace where you can have a drink in the Loira shores.
You will also find many artistic projects in its streets, that you will be able to enjoy during a walk, in the bus stops or even in the parks.
The best way to visit this city is renting a bike, the traditional transport. You can have a ride from the Creation Suburb to the Architects one enjoying some Jean Nouvel works.
How to get to Nantes
To get to Nantes the best way you can choose is a flight to its airport. Talking about accomodation, Nantes has an interesting offer both of hotels and hostels, with a good service and low cost prices like the Voltaire Opera, in the city center or the cheap hostel Stars Nantes.