Nantes is located close to the Atlantic coast, and has a metropolitan population of nearly 900,000 people. By TGV (high-speed train), Nantes is two hours away from Paris.

 

In 2013, Nantes held the title of European Green Capital. In both Seattle and Nantes, you can explore beautiful gardens and museums, enjoy the lively arts and music festivals, and discover the friendly people and fine seafood cuisine. Both cities are proud of their universities, colleges and research institutes, and have a strong maritime flavor as well as a mild climate. Nearby wineries in each region produce wines of international repute.

 

In Nantes, explore beautiful gardens and museums, enjoy the lively arts and music festivals, and discover the friendly people and fine seafood cuisine. Nantes is proud of their universities, colleges and research institutes, and have a strong maritime flavor as well as a mild climate. Nearby wineries produce wines of international repute.

 

Nantes and its neighboring port of St. Nazaire have attracted major industry to the area; companies such as IBM, Airbus, Capgamini, Oracle, and La Poste have all moved there. The area is a high tech hub, where dozens of bio-tech firms base their headquarters.

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