1st ESAR – Nantes 2023

Du 21 au 23 septembre 2023

Nantes is a host city of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, taking place from 8 September to 28 October 2023.



Tourism in Nantes:

Photo Machines de l'Ile Nantes

The eclecticism of its landscapes and architecture, its dynamism and the diversity of its cultural events, along with the quality of the environment which won it the label of European Green Capital, have regularly placed Nantes at the top of the best cities to live in.

Nantes, a city where art is everywhere

Nantes stands out on the national and European stage through its exemplary cultural policy. The city that was home to Jules Verne, and that inspired the Surrealists and Jacques Demy, continues to feed the dreams of contemporary artists, like the international street theatre company Royal de Luxe, Dominique A, Madeon, and Christine and the Queens, all of whom find their natural inspiration here.
Especially in Nantes, where one can drift down a street from a public work of art to a remarkable example of the city’s architectural heritage, or from artist-revamped shop signs to contemporary buildings.

Nantes, a city in constant expansion

As the 6th largest city in France, the metropolitan region of Nantes consists of 24 municipalities spread over 523 km2 (201 sq. miles) and 609 000 inhabitants. It is number two in the country in terms of job growth, and was voted to head Eurocities, a network working to defend the interests of urban agglomerations before Europe’s ruling bodies.

Nantes, green capital

With 57m2 (614 sq. feet) of greenery per inhabitant, Nantes has over 100 parks and gardens.

Nantes is tasty

The number and variety of restaurants on offer in Nantes has never been so exciting. New talent has joined the chefs who have already established their presence on the culinary scene, while links with local farmers continue to develop, and wine lists across the board reflect the dynamism of Nantes’ vineyards…

Local partners and discounts:

Benefit from dedicated local partner rates and discounts on a large selection of restaurants, savoury and souvenir boutiques in their shops:

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Public transportation tickets and itineraries: https://www.tan.fr/en/