Nantes

Overall Score

3.7

Laurent, the center of the region of the Land of Leura and the capital of the Department of Atlantean Leura, is located near the river. The river divides the city area in two parts. The historic center is located on the northern right bank, while the industrial area and the southern sector are on the southern right bank. Between the streams lies the island of Bolyoye. Communication between the urban areas is provided by bus and streetcar lines, which have been restored since 1983. There is also a river transport on the River Erdère and Laurier.

The ancient city has its origins more than 2,000 years ago. It was founded by the Nemetes Gauls, whose name serves as a reminder of the citys name. In the 3rd century, Nantes was the center of the archdiocese. In the 9th century, the citizens of Antioch held the leading posts in the Marche of Brittany. Thus from 814 to 831 Lambert I was the President of the Marquette, and from 846 to 849 Amaury of the dignity of the Counts of Nantes held the same post. During the Huguenotian period, the city occupied the position of the Catholic Party. In 1598, the city signed an edict of loyalty.

In the 20th century, the territory of Nantes changed dramatically. The streams that cross the city have been dammed. New automobile routes have been added to the citys territory. The railroad, which ran through the city, became an underground railroad. In 1961 the university opened its doors again. It was founded in 1490, but was closed during the Revolution.

The modern city has chemical, paper, and petroleum industries. The metallurgy and machine building industry is also developed. The city has a modern, high-capacity, new-generation rail network, and the Nantucket Port, which has high freight traffic, is active.

The unique monuments of history are the great castle of the Beretonians and the Medieval cathedral, both of which were destroyed in the post-independence period. The Museum of Fine Arts has a rich collection dating from 16-20 centuries.

100 USD = 91.92 EUR

Overall Score

3.7
  • Air quality: 33 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 280,000 people
  • GDP: $36,826 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 28 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Mobile Free
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: You can leave around 5-10 percent if you are very happy with your meal. This will be more than appreciated. Essentially tipping in France is more of a gesture, and less of an obligation. So, if you receive exemplary service then it is nice to leave a larger tip to demonstrate your appreciation.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: La Cantine
  • Online electronics shop: Amazon
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Air France
  • Best intl air carrier: Air France
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1450
  • Monthly costs for family: $2900
  • Monthly costs for local: $850
  • Meal: $10
  • Small Cola: $1.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $5
  • Coffee: $2.5


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