Nantes is in the department of the Loire-Atlantique which has a population of 1,134,266 covering an area of 6,815 km². Situated within the region of Western-Loire, the region has a population of 3,222,061 covering an area of 32,082 km²
The capital of the Region is Nantes, Nantes has a local population of 282,047
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Nantes is a city in western France, located next to the Loire River. The sixth largest in France, the city is the capital of the Pays de la Loire region and the Loire-Atlantique département.
The transport in the city is well developped and will fit your needs; if you don't feel like driving, park your hire car because Nantes provides three tramway lines, one BusWay route, and four suburban train lines.
There are plenty of sights to visit in Nantes; The Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne hosts the History Museum of the City of Nantes, and you will also find many old churches, mosques and cathedrals to visit.
For those interested in history, many museums are on offer, as well as historical places. If not, take a stroll round the Jardin des plantes de Nantes, or watch a film in Le Cinématographe, the oldest cinema in the city. All of these places are easy to drive to in your hire car. Nantes Zénith concert hall is France's largest and newest, and can hold up to 8,500 people; so make sure to check it out.
Nantes also hosts cultural events during the year. A couple of these are Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre, a jazz festival centered around the Erdre river, La Folle Journée, a classical music festival and Les Utopiales, an international science fiction convention.