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Nantes. Raquel Valverde. Some Boring Facts. In western France, located on the Loire River The 6 th largest city in France Ranks 8 th population wise. More Boring Facts. In the Roman times, Nantes used to be called Portus Namnetus .

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Raquel Valverde

some boring facts
Some Boring Facts
  • In western France, located on the Loire River
  • The 6th largest city in France
  • Ranks 8th population wise
more boring facts
More Boring Facts
  • In the Roman times, Nantes used to be called PortusNamnetus.
  • Nantes was the slave trade capital of France during the 18th century.
  • This trade caused Nantes to become the first port in France and a wealthy city. 
even more boring facts
Even More Boring Facts
  • Along with the airport, Nantes also has a high-speed TGV train line & important Auroroute network between the north and south-west of France.
sunny with a chance of tempests
Sunny with a chance of.. Tempests?
  • Rain is very common
  • Beware if it's sunny because brief but fierce tempests (violent windy storms) have been known to emerge out of the blue.
  • Always carry an umbrella or raincoat when going out.
  • Winters are usually mild.
  • LU biscuits: the most famous are Petit-Beurre
  • Famous for the finest wine and seafood.
  • Also, this region of France is famous as the birthplace of crêpes.
  • Try the galettes de sarrasin(buckwheat crêpes)
  • Popular clothing stores in Nantes include:
    • GaleriesLafayettes Nantes
    • Zara
    • H&M
    • BONOBO
    • Pimkie
must see
  • Château des ducs de Bretagne, (Castle of the Dukes of Brittany)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum)
  • Le Passage Pommeraye(Shopping Mall)
not so famous people
Not-so Famous People
  • Nantes was home to the famous author Jules Verne.
  • He wrote mostly science-fiction novels
  • He is most famous for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
  • He died March 24, 1905 (aged 77)Amiens, France
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