Under Louis XIV's reign, Nantes was both France's most important port, and one of the largest in all of Europe. Although it still retains strong ties with Brittany, the capital of the Pays de la Loire region is best known these days for its vibrant art scene. Inspired by Jules Verne and Leonardo da Vinci, the utterly unique Machines of the Isle of Nantes project is a dream world for creatives. People come from across the globe to marvel at the magnificent paintings in The Musée des Beaux-Arts and the gorgeous Gothic cathedral.

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Places To Visit

La Machines de I'lle

Chateau de Ducs de Bretagne

Nantes Cathedral

Versailles Island

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