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A Bird’s Eye View of Nantes

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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