Day 9: Friday, August 4, 2017
Situated on the banks of the Loire River, this Brittany jewel enchants with both its innovation and whimsy. The historic setting for Henry IV’s famous 1598 edict and once France’s most significant port, Nantes has transformed into a cultural and epicurean mecca. The home of Muscadet wine and delightfully fresh seafood, the city brims with gastronomic pleasures. Not to be missed, the fanciful Les Machines de I’île Nantes is a complex inspired by the creative worlds of Jules Verne and Nantes’ industrial past. The city also boasts a fascinating architectural heritage, including the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, Passage Pommeraye and Île Feydeau.