Situated at the exact centre of Earth's land hemisphere, Nantes is France’s sixth largest city.
Nantes Atlantique Airport (airport code NTE) is situated eight kilometres southwest of Nantes in Bouguenais. It is the largest airport in western France and has capacity to handle three million passengers per annum. Air France, Royal Air Maroc, and Ryanair service the airport most frequently.
Château des Ducs de Bretagne, on the bank of the Loire River, is a large fortified castle that now includes the Nantes History Museum which contains greater than 850 objects relating to Nantes's past.
The LU Tower is one of the city's landmarks. With a beautifully coloured, ornate dome, the tower provides great panoramic views of the city.
The Machines de l'Ile Nantes has been open to the public since 2007 and is an intriguing blend of art, culture, imagination, and tourism meant to blend the "imaginary worlds" of Jules Verne and the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci.