27 Feb - 11 March: Please be aware temporary traffic lights on Hartmann Road may delay your journey to/from the Airport. Between 06:00 - 10:00 you are advised to use the Eastern Gate, accessible from the A117 or if turn left as you leave the terminal front or airport car park. For a map please click here.
As France’s one-time principal port and the former capital of Brittany (until boundaries were changed post-WWII), Nantes displays all the fortitude, charm and street-level swagger that these facts would suggest, showcasing everything from medieval castles and rainbow-hued botanical gardens to oversized contemporary art and funky cultural centres. It’s an old city with a modern rhythm: the hotels range from quirky converted churches to glossy high-end properties, the mealtime specialties include Loire-caught fish and Muscadet wine, and the overall appeal is neatly befitting of one of the largest metropolises in the country.