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January 23, 2019

France: Nantes

Filed under: Architecture, Europe, France, Photography, Street Art, Travel, Travel, Writing — anotherheader @ 7:30 pm

La Tour Lu, the tower of the first Lu cookie factory

Sometimes you just like the vibe of a place. So it was with Nantes France.

It is hard to put a finger on why we liked Nantes. Sitting in the tidal zone near the mouth of the Loire River on the Atlantic Coast of France Nantes is the country’s sixth largest city. It’s a university town, which invariably adds to a place’s vibrancy. There’s also an eclectic art scene that includes the Burning Man-esque Machines of the Isle of Nantes. And there’s deep and important history, but it’s France and history is everywhere. It defies autopsy but for some reason Nantes resonated with us.

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  1. […] as a small Gallic village named Condate, Rennes together with Vannes and Nantes, was one of the principal cities of the ancient Duchy of Brittany. From the early sixteenth century […]

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