A Bird’s Eye View of Nantes

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Nantes doesn’t have many viewpoints. In fact, I can only think of one: the Tour de Bretagne, one of the only “modern” buildings in the downtown core. Until last year, it was closed to the public but it recently opened its top-floor terrace as part of the Journey to Nantes art project. The focus is intended to be on the trendy café and the “bird’s nest” but I couldn’t care less about it. I like the view best.

Last year, when I was seven-month pregnant, we had to queue for over an hour to take the elevator to the top of the tower and check out the view. This year, we didn’t have to wait at all—I guess the novelty ran out and most local saw the city skyline.

It was funny to go up there with Mark, since last time he was a baby-in-making! He loved the view and the strong wind at the top. It probably cooled him off, it is very hot in Nantes right now.

You can see the complete set of pictures of France here.

Up in The Tower's Café

Up in The Tower’s Café

Up in The Tower's Café

Up in The Tower’s Café

Mark Checking Out the Skyline

Mark Checking Out the Skyline

Windy!

Windy!

Nantes' Skyline

Nantes’ Skyline

Nantes' Skyline

Nantes’ Skyline

My Former High School

My Former High School

My Mother, Mark and I

My Mother, Mark and I

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

The Erdre River

The Erdre River

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

Nantes' Skyline

Nantes’ Skyline

The Courthouse

The Courthouse

The Isle of Nantes

The Isle of Nantes

Nantes' Skyline

Nantes’ Skyline

The Bridge of Cheviré

The Bridge of Cheviré

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5 Comments

  1. I didn’t realize Nantes is quite an expansive city! Some of your shots made me almost think the scenery looks like Berlin: not a lot of skyscrapers, and buildings are uniform in height, with the top floors consisting of protruding windows. 🙂

    • Is it expensive? I think it’s still okay by French standards, but I always expect France to be expesive, so I am no longer surprised by the cost of living.

  2. Lol read that conversation again and you’ll have a good laugh, especially with this post in mind. 😛

    (expansive vs. expensive)

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