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Nantes ([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 Brittany, a region and former duchy and province. The fact that it is not part of the modern administrative region of Brittany is subject to debate.
Nantes appeared during the Antiquity as a port on the Loire. It became the seat of a bishopric at the end of the Roman era, before being conquered by the Breton people in 851. 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. In the 17th century, following the establishment of the French colonial empire, Nantes gradually became the largest harbour in France, and it was responsible for almost half of the French Atlantic slave trade in the 18th century. The French Revolution was a period of turmoil which resulted in an economic decline. Nantes managed to develop a strong industry after 1850, chiefly in ship building and food processing. However, deindustrialisation in the second half of the 20th century pushed the city to reorient 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 large 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 metres to the northwest.
- Gare de Nantes (Train Station)
702 metres to the north.
- La Passerelle de MARCEL - Vincent BRACIGLIANO (Brewery)
155 metres to the north.
- Bar Restaurant du lieu unique (Pub)
150 metres to the northwest.
- Ville de Nantes (City Hall, City)
1301 metres to the west.
- Château des ducs de Bretagne (officiel) (Monument, Region, History Museum)
961 metres to the northwest.
- Île de Versailles (Park)
2004 metres to the northwest.
- Place de la République (Nantes) (Public Square Plaza)
1344 metres to the southwest.
- Centre Commercial Beaulieu - Nantes (Shopping Mall)
696 metres to the south.
- Nantes Centre (Landmark & Historical Place)
618 metres to the southeast.
- Nantes-Brest canal (Landmark & Historical Place)
69 metres to the northwest.
- TGV Nantes-Paris (Train Station)
718 metres to the north.
- Nantes Métropole (Community Organization)
589 metres to the north.
- Stade Marcel Saupin (Event Planning Service)
163 metres to the north.
- Studio Revolution (Sports Club)
893 metres to the west.
- Jardin des plantes de Nantes (Landmark & Historical Place)
968 metres to the north.
- Nantes Cathedral (Landmark & Historical Place)
1199 metres to the northwest.
- Marché de Noël Nantes (Arts & Crafts Store)
7164 metres to the northwest.
- Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Atlantia officiel (Pet Service, Veterinarian, HospitalClinic)
347 metres to the southeast.
- Starbucks (Coffee Shop)
1267 metres to the northwest.
- Le Wilton (Pool & Billiard Hall)
450 metres to the west.
- La Vespa Des Carmes (Restaurant)
1344 metres to the northwest.
- Le Miroir d'eau (Monument)
887 metres to the northwest.
- Chateau Duchesse Anne Nantes (History Museum)
841 metres to the northwest.
- Gare De Nantes Sud (Train Station)
1152 metres to the northeast.
- Complexe Sportif Mangin-Beaulieu (Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue)
762 metres to the southwest.
- Stade Michel Lecointre (Stadium, Arena & Sports Venue, Landmark & Historical Place, Recreation & Fitness)
450 metres to the southeast.
- Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Nantes (Catholic Church, Christian Church, Religious Center)
1173 metres to the northwest.
- Palais des Sports de Beaulieu (GymPhysical Fitness Center)
264 metres to the southeast.
- Seven Urban Suites Nantes Centre (Spa)
378 metres to the south.
- Centre-ville de Nantes (Landmark & Historical Place)
1275 metres to the west.
- Aquaforme (Sports Club, GymPhysical Fitness Center)
604 metres to the west.
- Théâtre Beaulieu Cie Même pas cap (Performance Art Theatre)
620 metres to the southwest.
- Théâtre du Sphinx (Performance Art Theatre)
729 metres to the west.