Nantes has received an award from the European Green Capital Award for the lifestyle of its people who love the environment. Nantes has succeeded in reducing air pollution by managing its transportation system very well and has a large green area. When traveling to Nantes, there are five tourist sites that you must visit, what are they?
- Château des Ducs de Brittany
Château des Ducs de Bretagne is a large castle located in the city of Nantes. In ancient times this castle was used as the center of the British Empire which was finally separated in 1956. Inside this castle, there is a historical museum about Nantes. When you are tired of walking around, there is a famous restaurant called Vieux Donjon for you to take a break. There is also a bookstore and souvenirs as souvenirs when you return to your homeland.
- Jardin des Plantes
Having the full name Le Jardin Royal des Herbs Médicales, Jardin des Plantes is a botanical garden purchased by King Louis XIII to create a garden with herbal plants. Not only a park but there is also a museum about plants called the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle. From the Jardin des Plantes came the botanical school.
- Les Machines de l’île
Being in Les Machines de l’île will put you in a fantasy world but with sophisticated tools or machines. There you can fly with a crane-shaped machine or prance around the arena with a mechanical elephant that has a seat in its stomach. The ticket you have to pay to enter the rides is 8.50 € or around IDR 140,000.
- Le Lieu Unique
For those of you who are artsy, Le Lieu Unique is a must-visit when in Nantes. Inside this industrial building, you can enjoy contemporary art and music concerts. You can also find local bistros and libraries inside Le Lieu Unique.
- The Passage Pommeraye
Now if this one is a mall in the city of Nantes. Not just any mall, Passage Pommeraye has a unique and historic building. Makes you feel like you are in a castle not in a mall. For Monday to Saturday, it is open from 08.00 to 20.00 while on Sunday it is open from 09.00 to 20.00.
If you plan to visit France, don’t just go to Paris. Set aside a little budget to go to Nantes, a hidden paradise that you must explore with friends or solo traveling. Because in Nantes you will feel a different atmosphere from the famous romantic city of Paris.