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Nantes

Nantes Saint-Nazaire is distinguished by its creativity, originality, dynamism and thriving cultural scene.
Nantes and Saint-Nazaire offer a wide variety of outstanding attractions and venues showcasing local heritage, contemporary architecture, with quirky or design-inspired features that will boost the appeal of all professional and sporting events.
The world-famous Machines de l'Ile (the giant Elephant, the Marine Worlds Carousel - Thea Award 2014 for the world's most original attraction) are a reflection of Nantes' distinctive creativity. They also reflect the ability of Nantes Saint-Nazaire to make things happen in a city that takes a bold approach to innovation and creativity.

Location

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

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Euro
Number of Hotels: 139
Number of Rooms: 8700

City Overview

Nantes Saint-Nazaire is distinguished by its creativity, originality, dynamism and thriving cultural scene. Nantes and Saint-Nazaire offer a wide variety of outstanding attractions and venues showcasing local heritage, contemporary architecture, with quirky or design-inspired features that will boost the appeal of all professional and sporting events. The world-famous Machines de l'Ile (the giant Elephant, the Marine Worlds Carousel - Thea Award 2014 for the world's most original attraction) are a reflection of Nantes' distinctive creativity. They also reflect the ability of Nantes Saint-Nazaire to make things happen in a city that takes a bold approach to innovation and creativity.

CVB Overview

Nantes Saint-Nazaire Convention Bureau can help make an unforgettable event for yourselves and your attendees. We provide free impartial advice, information and guidance on what Nantes Saint-Nazaire has to offer in terms of event venues and accommodation thus putting you in touch with the best local suppliers (hotels, venues, caterers, DMC's...)

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 on 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 portfolio of 8685 rooms including 3732 rooms in 3*** and 4**** hotels. More than 45% of rooms have been awarded an eco-label.

Attractions

Nantes is a truly walkable city: Within a 1km radius, you can find the Machines de l’Ile, an amazing attraction featuring a 12m high mechanical elephant, the beautiful Ducs de Bretagne castle and the renowned city-wide modern arts festival, Le Voyage à Nantes.

DMC's/PCO's

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

Hospitality

Nantes Saint-Nazaire has one of the most advanced hospitality charters in the country with a growing list of more than 24 commitments to make your event attendees feel especially welcome in our city. Event organisers from all around the world recognise the city's suitability for large association events, be it in terms of accessibility or infrastructure.

Knowledge Hubs

Agriculture
Ecology & Environment
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Technology