Nantes still goes by its nickname, the 'City of the Dukes'. This is a vestige of the time when the city was still the capital of Britanny, the region to which it belonged for 11 centuries (from 851 to 1941). However, Nantes was never just a city, but rather constituted a crossroads between Britanny and Vendée and the sea and the land. A port at the end of an estuary, about 31 miles inland from the ocean, it is a city of merchants, shipowners and enchanted travellers.
Just like Bordeaux, Nantes experienced unprecedented expansion in the 18th century, during the sad time of the Atlantic triangular slave trade, which made the city very wealthy. Again like Bordeaux, it was nicknamed 'the sleeping beauty' until its revival in the early 1990s. Since then, France's 6th largest city by population (nearly 300,000 inhabitants) has renewed its tradition as an innovative city open to the world. Since the time of Jules Verne, who was born (1828) and lived there until the age of 20, the city has developed a tradition inspired by travel and the imagination, portrayed at the beginning of the 20th century by the Surrealists. "Nantes is perhaps the only city other than Paris where I have the impression that something great may happen to me", wrote André Breton in his autobiographical 'Nadja' (1928). From theFolle Journée(mad day) to theMachines of the Isle< /a>and the Biennials of the Estuary (the latter two only available in French), Nantes' current cultural policy is cultivating this furiously inventive affiliation and making it a central attraction.
However, Nantes also deserves a visit for its more historical Classical heritage. The Castle of the Dukes, the slanted façades on Feydeau Island, the surprising Pommeraye Passage, and the walls of 'La Cigale' are all sites that are worth visiting.
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These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Nantes . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Nantes so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Nantes , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.
Maximum temperature not to exceed 16°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.
Showers - averaging between 2.5mm and 3.5mm per day.
Overcast 60% to 80% cloud cover.
Moderate to strong winds (between 12mph and 18mph).
Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.