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Nantes, an amazingly creative destination! Gateway to Brittany, Nantes stands out as a destination that is both creative and sustainable. The marvellous Voyage à Nantes with its fantastic machines and urban itinerary showcases Nantes as a thriving, amazing city. With activities ranging from a ride on a Giant Elephant to meetings or gatherings, the convention bureau’s team creates weird and wonderful experiences that participants will remember for years to come. Green Capital of Europe 2013, Nantes makes sustainable development a key aspect of its business tourism offering. We are the first French destination to be in the Global Destination Sustainability - http://gds-index.com/index/?city=Nantes

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Lucile Legal Suire

Convention Bureau Manager

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: France
City: Nantes

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Euro
Number of Hotels: 144
Number of Rooms: 9000

City Overview

Nantes, an amazingly creative destination! Gateway to Brittany, Nantes stands out as a destination that is both creative and sustainable. The marvellous Voyage à Nantes with its fantastic machines and urban itinerary showcases Nantes as a thriving, amazing city. With activities ranging from a ride on a Giant Elephant to meetings or gatherings, the convention bureau’s team creates weird and wonderful experiences that participants will remember for years to come. Green Capital of Europe 2013, Nantes makes sustainable development a key aspect of its business tourism offering. We are the first French destination to be in the Global Destination Sustainability - http://gds-index.com/index/?city=Nantes

CVB Overview

Nantes Convention Bureau offers a free venue search, expert local advice, assistance with site inspections, liaison with suppliers, promotional support and marketing help. Our goal is to deliver a unique experience for your delegates in our destination.

Knowledge Hub Overview

Organise your event in Nantes Saint-Nazaire, a region at the cutting-edge of progress in sectors of excellence, such as marine renewable energies, advanced manufacturing industries, health, biotechnologies, agri-foods industries, creative industries, digital economy and green industry.

Significant Convention Centres

La Cité Nantes Congress Centre offers a reception capacity suitable for all types of events, from 200 to 4,000 participants, in its three auditoriums (450, 800, 2,000), 30 meeting rooms and 6,000 sqm of flexible space. Exponantes, considered one of the most beautiful exhibition parks in France, welcomes the public to a landscaped area of 20 hectares: 67,000 sqm of exhibition space, including 37,500 sqm covered for trade shows, conventions, congresses and events.

Protocol

Depending of the nationality of the delegates and the duration of their stay in France, it may be necessary to obtain a visa from their nearest consulate.

Access

Nantes Atlantique International airport, western France’s first airport an hour from Paris CDG, serves more than 75 national and international destinations. 21 daily TGV (high-speed trains) connect Nantes to Paris in less than two hours. Lyon, Lille, Roissy Airport and Strasbourg are also connected with direct TGV trains. Many sustainable inter-urban commutes are facilitated by an efficient network of tramways, tram-trains, river cruises...

Accommodation

Whether it’s luxury hotels, charming rooms in reinvented historic sites or those with a seafront, Nantes offers a portofolio of 9,000 rooms including 3,600 rooms in 3*** and 4**** hotels. Over 45% of rooms have been awarded an eco-label.

Attractions

Within a radius of 1km, you can find the ‘Machines de l’Île’, a 12m high mechanical Elephant, the castle with its multimedia museum and the modern art trail Voyage à Nantes.

DMC's/PCO's

Our members work with the Convention Bureau to propose and organise creative events.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Ecology & Environment
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Technology

Recent/future
international
conventions

European Magnetic Resonance Meeting - Euromar

Venue: La Cité Nantes Congress Centre

Numbers: 800
Event Date: 2018

International Conference on Bridge and Structural Engineering - IABSE 2018

Venue: La Cité Nantes Congress Centre

Numbers: 800
Event Date: 2018

4th European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy - ECOP

Venue: La Cité Nantes Congress Centre

Numbers: 500
Event Date: 2018