As from the 31st May 2008 Easyjet start flying from London Gatwick to Nantes in France.Nantes is the 6th largest city of France and located on the river Loire. According to surveys conducted in France, Nantes is the best city in which to live in France. It’s also a great place for a short break and at only 1 hour and 20 minutes flying time, it’s very quick to take advantage of this from the South of England.Nantes is probably best known by science fiction fans as being the birth place of the science fiction writer Jules Verne. Jules Verne was born in Nantes in 1828 and his most famous works are Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days and journey to the centre of the earthOne of the most unusual attractions that any city has to offer is in Nantes is the great elephant!
Part of the Machines of the Isle of Nantes exhibition, the site is open to the public and is a popular tourist and artistic attraction
While the website is in French you will be able to get by with your childhood French or just check out the photographs.  Amazinghttp://www.lesmachines-nantes.fr/ Where to stay?

A popular base from which to explore this city is the 2* Amiral hotel, city centre located and offering 39 en suite rooms all with minibar, satellite television, and Internet connection.

Getting from Nantes airport to the city is quick and easy

NTE Airport is actually located in the town of Bouguenais. Getting to Nantes is quick and easy and there are a number of options;

Taxi
TAN shuttle service links the airport to the city centre. The journey time is about 20 minutes. The timetable is according to scheduled flight arrivals and departures. To find the shuttle stop you just need to look for the blue and white sign ‘Liaison Centre Ville’
Bus The number 37 bus stops outside the main terminal. This bus connects with line 2 of the Nantes tram system: stop La Neustrie. You will then need to take the tram the rest of the way to the centre of Nantes.

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