JO U RN E Y W IT H LIZ
W H O W ILL Y OU BE?
W H ERE W ILL Y OU GO?
DEFINE Y OU
FU N FA CT:
Nan tes is acity in W estern Fran ce on the Loire River,
an d in 20 0 4,Tim e M agaz in e n am ed Nan tes as “ The
M ost Livable City in A llofEurope.”
CU RRENCY : Euros
LOCA L A TTRA CTION:
Stop by an d visit ‘Chateaudes D ucs de B retagn e’or,
in En glish,‘Castle ofthe D ukes ofB rittan y’located in
the cen ter ofNan tes. B uilt in the 15th Cen tur y as the
2n d ducalcastle,the fi rst dem olished to m ake w ay
for this castle. It w as residen ce ofthe kin gs ofFran ce
w hen they visited B rittan y. Youcan see the Nan tes
skylin e,on ce youm ake it to the top ofthe castle.
TOU RIST A TTRA CTION:
W hen in Nan tes,youm ust visit “ Les M achin es D e L’
Ile.” G reat for children an d adults,this location holds
aset ofgigan tic m echan icalan im als design ed by
F rancois D e Laroz iere and Pierre O refi ce. The s tar a traction
is a 12-m eter tallm echanicalelep hantthatw alks around the
p ark and carries p as s engers .E njoy a 45-m inute ride around
N antes .This E lep hantcan even s p ray w ater outofits
FO O D (S)T O T RY :
F is h in N antes is often s erved w ith B eurre B lanc s auce,als o
know n as B eurre N antais .This cream y s auce is m ade w ith
w ine vinegar,uns alted bu ter,w hite w ine,black p ep p er,and
s hallots . W hile vis iting,s top by a localres taurantand req ues t
itfrom the m enu. Itis divine.
A C T IVIT IES:
N aturalH is tory M us eum ofN antes is in the city ofN antes .
This m us eum holds a few ofthe top s p ecim ens for the
country ofF rance.Zoologicalcollections ,m ineralogy,
regionalw ildlife,and a rep tile hous e m ake up a few
collections the m us eum holds .
Zein Oriental Spa
Zein Oriental Spa is in The Lieu U niq ue,a form er bis cuit
factory atthe center ofthe city. G e ting to Zein w illfeellike
an adventure as you w alk through a m iniartm us eum ,
coup led w ith s om e books hop s ,w ith m any young p eop le
singing or d ancing in the lobby .O ne m ight feel
as ifthey are in the w rong place;not to w orry ,
the F rench m erchants that ru n their shops in
the center are fam iliar w ith the face of
bew ild erm ent from those seeking retreat in
Zein.You w ilbe d irected into the basem ent.
You w ilbe pleasantly su rprised as y ou are
transported into an u nd ergrou nd ex otic
M oroccan sty led ham m am .
W HEN TO BOOK FOR EXTRA SA VIN G S:
Peak su m m er tou rist season end s in Au gu st.
You w ilenjoy cheaper airfare and cooler
w eather d u ring the m onths ofSeptem ber and
W HERE TO STA Y:
T here are few 4 - star and 5 - star hotels in N antes;
id ealy ,y ou w ilw ant to book an Innclu sive,
Airbnb,or hotelnear the m ain attractions,like
C hateau d e d u cs d e B retagne,w hich is also
near the tram . T he tram w ilm ake it easy for
y ou to get arou nd N antes. D epend ing on the
ty pe oftraveler y ou are,check ou t Séjou rs &
Affaires N antes D u cs D e B retagne. T his
apartm ent sty le hotelis perfect for those w ho
w ou ld like to prepare m eals for them selves and
red u ce ex penses. W hat is aw esom e abou t this
aparthotelis there is a su perm arket right
arou nd the corner.It is in the heart ofthe
cu ltu rald istrict ofN antes,and it is close to the
pu blic train station.T his is a 3- star hotel.C heck
ou t Sophie’s baker nearby . T hey have the best
croissants and d eserts.
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SOU VEN IRS:
N antes is a city know n for its F rench
confection. In 19 02,the au thentic sw eet La
Rigolette w as m ad e. La Rigolette is fi led w ith
realpu lp ofselected fru it and then frosted . It
com es in 5 parfu m es (fl avors) pineapple,black
cu rrant,lem on,raspberry ,and m and arin.
TRA VEL ESSEN TIA LS:
Alw ay s protect y ou r passport w ith a cover.
T raveling in cooler w eather,I alw ay s pu t on m y
travelsw eatshirt.B e su re pack light sw eaters
and tops for lay ering.
BEA U TY ESSEN TIA LS:
C ooler w eather d ries ou t m y skin. You m ight
feelthe sam e w ay .I love u sing “D ew ” to keep
m y face hy d rated .Alw ay s pack a skin H y d rater.
Plu s,for photos,looking a little d ew y is a bonu s.
HA IR ESSEN TIA LS:
I l I love to w ear ‘Lou vre’. T he w ave pattern is
sim ple.F or bou ncy cu rls,I ru n m y cu rlw and
throu gh it.I like a m inim alist look for certain
locations.W hat is great abou t ‘Lou vre’is y ou
can straighten it,as w e l.