Nantes is situated in western France, 50 km (31 miles) from the Atlantic coast. It is the 6th largest in France, with a metropolitan area of nearly 900,000 inhabitants. In 2010 its urban population was 600,500 on an area of 52.46 km2 (20.25 ml2).
Brittany's biggest city rests strategically along Loire River on the Bay of Biscay. The points of interest in the town include a medieval castle and the Gothic cathedral of Saint Pierre. The Musee des Beaux-Artes and the University of Nantes (built in 1460, re-established 1961 after being abolished during French Revolution) are also here.
Further visit Angers where the foremost among its historic buildings is the extraordinary twin-spired cathedral of Saint Maurice (12th-13th century). Also significant are the Logis Pince, a preserved Renaissance mansion; the Hospital of Saint Jean, built in the 12th century by Henry II of England, now a museum; and the massive castle (early 13th century), with its soaring towers.
During the 9th century the Duke of Brittany fought over the city of Nantes with the Franks, and by the 14th century it was established as a successful port with 1,300 ships. Nantes prospered under the 15th century rule of Duke Francois II. 3 centuries later, sugar cane was imported from Nantes into France under a triangle of commerce which included exportation of slaves. The introduction of sugar beet and abolishment of slavery resulted in the decline of city's wealth. However, in more recent times it has prospered with the expansion of its harbour facilities.
Highlights: Gothic Cathedral, Medieval Castle, Musee des Beaux-Artes, Angers
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