Cruises Departing From Nantes
Today Nantes is the most important commercial and industrial center in west-central France and appears as a well-managed city with fine museums and carefully tended parks and gardens. One museum is dedicated to Jules Verne, born here in 1828. The Loire, foundation of Nantes’ riches, has dwindled from the city center. The area’s 18th century mansions - which were once the trademark of rich merchants - are still in tact. French influence was brought to Nantes by the Loire and its trade from the end of the 18th century when the city became known as “Little Paris.” The Place Royale and the Place Graslin were first laid out during that time. One of the most impressive landmarks is Chateau des Ducs, most of which is preserved. Today the castle complex contains several museums. Another important monument is Gothic Cathedral, built over a period of more than four centuries. Its soaring height and lightness are emphasized by clean white stone.
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PORTS: Nantes | Hoedic | Houat | Belle Ile | Gulf of Morbihan | Ile d’Yeu | Talmont-sur-Gironde | Cordouan Lighthouse | St. Jean De Luz, France |