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Living in Nantes

    Forte de ses 50 000 étudiants pour 609 000 habitants, vivre à Nantes signifie dynamisme et diversité culturelle, en faisant une ville des plus agréables.

The eclecticism of its landscapes and architecture, its dynamism and the diversity of its cultural events, along with the quality of the environment which won it the label of European Green Capital, have regularly placed Nantes within the top cities to live in.

largest city in France

Art in the city

In Nantes, you’ll find works of art in public spaces and unique elements of the city’s cultural heritage, from trade signs modified by artists to contemporary architecture. Just follow the green lines drawn on the ground to discover the attractions of Nantes. Every summer, these pathways are renewed and expanded with temporary or permanent art installations. 

A booming metropolis 

The sixth largest city in France, greater Nantes includes 24 municipalities covering a total of 523 km2 and is home to 609,000 people. The Nantes area is ranked 2nd in France for job growth and has been elected leader of Eurocities, a network that defends the interests of cities in relation to European authorities.