Former capital of Brittany but now in the Pays de la Loire, Nantes is a breath of fresh air, where Gallic history meets the vestiges of the Industrial Revolution. Book a flight for a holiday in Nantes and explore this former Breton duchy, which borders the Loire. Boasting a rich cultural heritage, visitors can tour the picture postcard 15th Century Château des Ducs de Bretagne and Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul Cathedral. The Bouffay and Saint Anne quarters will also give a glimpse into Nantes’ medieval past. Reserve a hotel room in Nantes, close to its many famous landmarks. Follow in the footsteps of Jules Vernes and lose yourself in the Pommeraye Passage, a 19th Century construction and one of Europe’s most beautiful arcades. Tour the Jules Vernes Museum for an insight into the life and universe of Nantes’ most famous author. Fancy a ride in an elephant? Or you can simply wonder at his ‘Machines of the Island’, incredible metal constructions that plunge you straight into a Jules Verne novel. Voted ‘European Green Capital’ in 2013, Nantes is proud of its sustainable vision and activities designed make it an ecologically responsible urban hub.