WHY NANTES ?
As the capital of western France, and 2013 European Green Capital, Nantes is an attractive, eco-friendly and comfortably-sized city, rated among the best cities in Europe for its quality of life. The surronding region is a center of excellence for a large number of key industries.
With 2200 reseachers and 54000 students from all over the world, Nantes is home to a wide and renowned network of higher education scholls and institutes, all members of Atlanpole.
Ideal Gate to French and European Innovation Ecosystem
1 hour flying distance to London, Bruxelles, Madrid, Strasbourg, French Riviera…
The proposed Conference Venue : La Cité Nantes Event Center
Located in the city center, the versatility of the facilities enables La Cité to offer custolizes solutions
La Cité is an eco-responsible venue. It is within walking distance of hotels and the TGV high speed train station
Others possible venues for the welcome reception, the informal dinner and the gala dinner :
- The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany (15th century)
- The “Machine de l’Ile” : a wonderfully eccentric artistic project combining Jules Verne’s stories and Nantes’s industrial history
How to get there
Closest major airport
Nantes International Airoport
Frequent daily connections to Paris Charles de Gaulle (40 min) and Shipol Amsterdam (55 min) major international hubs.
Other modes of transport
TGV high speed train (2 hours to central Paris)
tramway, buses and taxi in downtown Nantes