Nantes (in the Loire Atlantique just 1 hour drive)
As one of the biggest cities of France, Nantes covers 66 km2, or 6600 hectares, 1100 hectares of green spaces and parks.
Nantes was awarded “the most pleasant city in Europe” by Time magazine in 2004, for its parks and many rivers crossing the city such as the Erdre with its nice boat trips
You can also visit “Les Machines de l’île” an exhibition area and animation: The articulated elephant was inaugurated in June 2007. It is made of wood (carved) and steel and weighs 48.4 tons. On board, visitors discover a splendid panorama. You have a vision of the mechanism and each vibration of the elephant is felt.