Nantes: inspiring city for creative seminars
Jules Verne's hometown, known for its famous Petit LU and its mechanical elephant, is a perfect blend of work, culture and leisure. An ideal city for the organization of a more incentive seminar.
"Nantes: perhaps with Paris the only city in France where I have the impression that something worthwhile can happen to me," wrote André Breton in Nadja. Indeed, the 6e France's most populated city is a dynamic, creative city that thinks about the well-being of its inhabitants. This is evidenced by its top spot this year in ranking of French cities "where it's good to work".. Nantes is also in the Top 10 most popular French cities for business tourism.* with two major buildings for the organisation of professional events: the Cité des Congrès and ExpoNantes. An international city, it is also a metropolis open to the world located in the heart of the Great West and at the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean.
An opening she owes to her Nantes-Atlantique airport, located less than 15 km from the city centre, and which provides 109 direct destinations every day, operated by 26 regular airlines. The city is also at 2h from Paris by means of a line of TGV which ensures 15 departures per day. And there is even a direct line to Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport (3h15). Finally, by road, the A11 links Nantes to Paris in 4 hours, Bordeaux and Brest in 3.5 hours, Vannes and Rennes in 1 hour and 15 minutes and Saint-Nazaire in 45 minutes.
The Accor network in Nantes
If you wish to organize a seminar or meeting in a hotel in this privileged city for business tourism, the Accor network offers a wide choice of 24 hotels specializing in this type of event. From the most economical (Hotel F1, ibis, ibis budget, ibis Styles) to the midscale (Novotel, Mercury) through ApartHotels Adagio. Hotels ideally located in the heart of the city of the famous Petit LU biscuits or close to the train station and airport for more comfort and simplicity.
Incentive ideas in Nantes
In Nantes, it is possible to combine work, culture and tourism thanks to the many attractions of this city like no other. Endowed with a rich historical heritage, you will be able to visit the castle of the Dukes of Brittany Anne de Bretagne's courtyard : an exceptional heritage site located in the heart of the medieval quarter which welcomes professionals to take their place in the heart of Anne de Bretagne's courtyard for an incentive evening. But also the Jules Verne Museum - Nantais the most famous in the world - the Museum of Fine Arts or the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul.
Another possibility is a cruise private to discover the famous Nantes estuary - Saint-Nazaire. This real open-air museum invites you to discover a collection of 30 unique offbeat works: a house that seems to be sinking, a "chimney villa" perched 15 metres high that seems to have been put there by a giant or the skeleton of a 120 m long snake.
And if you've never been to Nantes before, a visit to the city is a must to discover the Machines of the islandThese giant mechanical animals pay homage to the invented worlds of Jules Verne and the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci. You can take the opportunity to take a ride aboard the famous 48-tonne, 12-metre high elephant, which offers a breathtaking view of the site of the former shipyards. An original artistic project that received the Thea Award from the most original attraction in the world in 2014. Ideal for older children...
* Source CICA – 2015
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