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Nantes (French pronunciation: [nɑ̃t]) (Gallo: Naunnt or Nantt (pronounced: [nɑ̃t] or [nɑ̃ːt]); Breton: Naoned pronounced [ˈnɑ̃wnət])) is a city in western France, located on the Loire River, 50 km (31 mi) from the Atlantic coast. The city is the sixth largest in France, with almost 300,000 inhabitants within its administrative limits, and an urban area of 600,000 inhabitants. Together with Saint-Nazaire, a seaport located on the Loire estuary, Nantes forms the main metropolis of north-western France.
Nantes is the administrative seat of the Loire-Atlantique département and of the Pays de la Loire région, one of the 18 regions of France. Historically and culturally, Nantes belongs to the former duchy and province of Brittany. The fact that it is not part of the modern administrative region of Brittany is subject to debate.
Nantes appeared during Protohistoric times as a port on the Loire. It was the capital of the Namnetes people in ancient Gaul. Around the 5th century, Nantes became the seat of a bishopric and a Frankish county. It was conquered by the Breton people in 851 and gradually became the largest city of Brittany. Nantes was the main residence of the dukes of Brittany in the 15th century, but after the Union of Brittany and France in 1532, Rennes imposed itself as the capital of the province. Throughout the modern era, Nantes was the largest harbour in France. It played a key role in the slave trade and the establishment of the French colonial empire. The French Revolution was a period of decline and turmoil for the city as it was a royalist stronghold. In the 19th century, Nantes developed a strong industry, chiefly in ship building and food processing. In the end of the 20th century, Nantes experienced deindustrialisation and reoriented its economy towards services.
In 2012, the Globalization and World Cities Research Network ranked Nantes as a Gamma- world city. It is the fourth highest ranking city in France after Paris, Lyon and Marseilles. The Gamma- category gathers other major cities such as Algiers, Orlando, Porto, Turin and Leipzig. Nantes has often been praised for its quality of life and it was awarded the European Green Capital Award in 2013. The European Commission noted its efforts to reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions, its high-quality and well-managed public transport system, and its biodiversity with 3,366 hectares of green spaces and several Natura 2000 zones which guarantee protection of nature in the area.
- La Cité, Le Centre des Congrès de Nantes (Auditorium, Performance Art Theatre, Convention Center)
388 to the northwest.
- La Passerelle de MARCEL - Vincent BRACIGLIANO (Brewery)
155 to the north.
- Chacha Restaurant (Tea Room, Deli)
1259 to the west.
- Bar Restaurant du lieu unique (Pub)
149 to the northwest.
- Gare de Nantes (Train Station)
702 to the north.
- Château des ducs de Bretagne (officiel) (Monument, Region, History Museum)
961 to the northwest.
- Ville de Nantes (City Hall, City)
1301 to the west.
- Île de Versailles (Park)
2004 to the northwest.
- Hôtel de région (Hotel, Architect)
1066 to the east.
- Centre-ville de Nantes (Landmark & Historical Place)
1275 to the west.
- Centre Commercial Beaulieu - Nantes (Shopping Mall)
696 to the south.
- Nantes Centre (Landmark & Historical Place)
617 to the southeast.
- Nantes-Brest canal (Landmark & Historical Place)
69 to the northwest.
- Nantes Métropole (Community Organization)
589 to the north.
- TGV Nantes-Paris (Train Station)
717 to the north.
- Marché de Noël Nantes (Arts & Crafts Store)
7164 to the northwest.
- Studio Revolution (Sports Club)
892 to the west.
- Stade Marcel Saupin (Event Planning Service)
162 to the north.
- Jardin des plantes de Nantes (Landmark & Historical Place)
968 to the north.
- La CIté Internationale des Congrès Nantes Métropole (Performance & Sports Venue)
400 to the northwest.
- Nantes Cathedral (Monument)
1198 to the northwest.
- Château des ducs De Bretagne (Tour Agency, History Museum, Public Services & Government)
1003 to the northwest.
- Stade Michel Lecointre (Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue, Landmark & Historical Place, Recreation & Fitness)
450 to the southeast.
- Complexe Sportif Mangin-Beaulieu (Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue)
762 to the southwest.
- Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Atlantia officiel (Pet Service, Veterinarian, HospitalClinic)
347 to the southeast.
- Chateau Duchesse Anne Nantes (History Museum)
840 to the northwest.
- Resto Chez Maman (Restaurant)
1149 to the northwest.
- Basilique Saint-Nicolas de Nantes (Catholic Church)
1488 to the west.
- Starbucks Nantes (Coffee Shop)
1326 to the west.
- Palais des Sports de Beaulieu (GymPhysical Fitness Center)
263 to the southeast.
- Seven Urban Suites Nantes Centre (Spa)
377 to the south.
- Hôtel Mercure Nantes Centre Gare (Meeting Room, Restaurant)
624 to the northwest.
- Aquaforme (Sports Club, GymPhysical Fitness Center)
604 to the west.
- Théâtre du Sphinx (Performance Art Theatre)
728 to the west.