Once referred to as Château Bougon International Airport, the Nantes-Atlantique Airport is France’s tenth busiest airport complex in terms of passenger numbers. Situated 10km to the south west of Nantes, Nantes-Atlantique Airport comprises of one terminal building spread across 43,512 m² and divided into 4 halls. Nantes-Atlantique Airport operates a large number of regular flights to Europe, Africa, America and the Caribbean. Able to accommodate 3.5 million passengers a year, Nantes-Atlantique Airport currently handles well over 3 million passengers. Amenities on offer in the complex include parking for 7,000 cars, as well as a large passenger drop off area close to the terminal building. The airport has a welcome service to business travellers and the terminal houses several bars and restaurants. Nantes-Atlantique Airport also has Duty Free shopping in the departure lounge, allowing passengers to pick up last minute bargains.
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.