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Nantes


Nantes is a city in the Pays de la Loire region of western France. The city is located on the Loire River, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the Atlantic coast. As of 2005, the city's population was estimated at 280,600.


Key Facts about Nantes


Here are some facts about Nantes:
  1. Nantes is a city in the Pays de la Loire region of western France.

  2. Nantes is located on the Loire River, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the Atlantic coast.

  3. As of 2005, the population of Nantes was estimated to be 280,600.

  4. The history of Nantes, as well as the city's name, dates back to pre-Roman times. A Gaulish tribe known as the Namnetes, are believed to have founded the town in approximately 70 BCE.

  5. The Romans under Julius Caesar conquered the town in 56 BCE, and renamed the town Condevincum.

  6. In the 3rd century, the Romans renamed the town Portus Namnetum.

  7. Also during the 3rd century, a Gallo-Roman wall was built around the town. The remains of this wall can still be seen to this day.

  8. In the 18th century, Nantes grew rapidly, and grew rich, as a result of the city's participation in the slave trade.

  9. Nantes industrialized in the 19th century. An omnibus service began in 1826, railways in 1851, and many new industries came to the city.

  10. During World War II, the city was occupied by the Germans, and also suffered some bomb damage from Allied bombing.

  11. In the 1970s, Nantes' harbor was moved to the mouth of the Loire River at Saint-Nazaire (it had previously been at Île de Nantes). Although the old harbor did attract a number of new service sector organizations into the area, there were economic difficulties. In 2001, a major development effort began, with the aim of revitalizing Île de Nantes and Nantes' city center.

  12. In 2003, L'Express voted Nantes as the "greenest city" in France.

  13. In both 2003 and 2004, Le Point voted Nantes as the "best place to live".

  14. In 2004, TIME Magazine named Nantes as "the most livable city in all of Europe".



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The Nantes-Brest Canal: A Guide for Walkers and Cyclists

By Wendy Mewes

Red Dog Books
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Don't just travel to Cuba, experience Cuba like a local: The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide

By Talek Nantes

Released: 2018-03-06
Kindle Edition (163 pages)

Don t just travel to Cuba, experience Cuba like a local: The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide
 
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Want to experience Cuba like a local? This is the guidebook for you. Talek Nantes, Cuban-American author and founder of the travel blog, TravelswithTalek.com, has traveled to Cuba numerous times. Her detailed explanations will guide you through all aspects of travel to Cuba and help you make the most of your time while in this unique and culturally fascinating country.
Talek’s passion for Cuba is evident in every information-packed chapter from the classic Havana itineraries you cannot miss to the little-known gems pulsating under the radar in hidden Havana. Visit colonial military forts in Cuba’s eastern capital, Santiago de Cuba. Experience Cuba’s spectacular biospheres and animal preserves. Explore the French-influenced cities of central Cuba with their graceful architecture reminiscent of southern France. Sail the calm waters of underground rivers. Take salsa lessons, learn Spanish, cook a Cuban meal. It’s all here.
Beyond a mere directory of attractions, this guidebook delves into the history of Cuba from the pre-colonial days through the present. Special focus is given to understanding Cuba’s fight for independence from Spain and the Cuban revolution of 1959 along with its key participants.
This guidebook is packed with useful information, facts, and actionable tips:
•Updated guidelines on travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens.
•All you need to know about currency conversion.
•How to locate and reserve the ideal accommodation in any city.
•How to save money and travel comfortably anywhere within Cuba.
•Where and what to eat in Cuba from street food to top cuisine.
•Highlights of the major Cuban cities from Havana to Santiago.
•Walking maps of the key Havana neighborhoods.
* Directory of restaurants, galleries, attractions and music and dance venues in all key cities.
* Current scams and how to avoid them.
* Budgeting for your Cuba trip
* Over 60 full-color photographs
In addition to key tips and advice, this guidebook provides cultural insight gleaned from conversations with local Cubans from the bici-taxi driver to the attendant at a cemetery gate. Explore places and topics tourists rarely see like religious Afro-Cuban dance performances, the hottest jazz clubs in Havana, remarkable art museums and stunning natural beauty.
This extensive guidebook will save you time and money and help you truly experience Cuba like a local.

Travel Like a Local - Map of Nantes: The Most Essential Nantes (France) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

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Paperback (50 pages)

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Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Nantes (France) travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

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110 Best Travel Tips: Save time and money, stay healthy and safe, have fun!

By Talek Nantes

Released: 2018-07-04
Kindle Edition (25 pages)

110 Best Travel Tips: Save time and money, stay healthy and safe, have fun!
 
Product Description:
In celebration of having visited 110 countries, Talek Nantes would like to share her 110 best travel tips with her readers. “110 Best Travel Tips” is a collection of actionable advice for travelers who want to learn tips for maximizing their travel experience. The book is divided into six sections; safety, transportation, staying healthy, packing light, saving money and, critically important, having fun! The tips and hacks in this book are gathered from a lifetime of travel across the globe and answers questions like:

•What is the single most important tip guaranteed to save you money and headaches?
•What are the best websites to find and book cheap flights, and which should you avoid?
•How to breeze through airport security.
•How to reduce the effects of jet lag so you can start enjoying your trip faster.
•The best way to pack a carry-on and avoid checking luggage, even for a long trip.
•How to save money on meals and eat better for less.
•Where to get the best currency exchange.
•How to get around efficiently even if you don’t speak the language.
•Tips for never losing your valuable possessions while traveling.
•How to avoid pickpockets and tourist scams.
•Tips on how to break out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself into a different culture.

110 Best Travel Tips inspire readers to travel and explore experiences in interesting locations. To inhale the smells of a spice market in a Turkish bazaar. To marvel at the Statue of Liberty while drifting slowly past it on the Ferry. To view a sunrise on the other side of the world. It’s all about the experiences that will stay with you.

When asked why she travels, Talek responds “Travel makes you happy. It just makes you feel good in a way nothing else does. Seeing a place for the first time is especially electrifying; tasting new foods, finding your way around, communicating. I believe that traveling outside your comfort zone helps you hone practical skills used in your day-to-day life like problem-solving, goal setting and communication.”

Talek has been traveling for a lifetime. She has lived and worked in places as diverse as Nigeria, China, Argentina and the U.K. Along the way Talek has picked up the best practices for optimum travel that only a lifetime of trial and error experience can deliver.

110 Best Travel Tips shares these experiences with you and will inspire you to create your own unique experiences. These travel tips and advice will provide you with useful information to help you create unforgettable travel adventures.

Log in to www.travelswithtalek.com, start planning, take that first step and live the dream.

Michelin Map No. 517: Pays de Loire Region (France), Rennes, Angers, Nantes, le Mans and Surrounding Area, Scale 1:200,000 (French Edition)

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Michelin Map No. 517: Pays de Loire Region (France), Rennes, Angers, Nantes, le Mans and Surrounding Area, Scale 1:200,000 (French Edition)
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City Maps Nantes France

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