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 locals 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.