Nantes By Night

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I love cities by night. Most change a lot and reveal a totally different atmosphere — it’s like traveling. I’ve already shown you snapshots of Ottawa by night, Toronto, London, Paris… Here is Nantes, my hometown.

The city is very pedestrian friendly, especially the area around the castle, Bouffay, which has a lot of bars and restaurants. Others cool spots at night are the Isle of Nantes with the Buren Rings, as well as the Quai de la Fosse, on the bank of the Loire River.

You can follow our French trip here on Flickr: France (2010).

Place Royale

Decré Lafayette

Catching the Tramway

Tramway in Motion

Quai de la Fosse

Place Graslin and the Theater

LU Tower

Titan Crane

Nantes Harbor

Nantes at Sunset

Roofs of Nantes

City Hall


Buren Rings

Buren Rings


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  1. I will put Nantes on my visiting list. This town looks so peaceful, clean and beautiful. Great longer exposure night photos again! So good to know that you and Feng are having lots of fun! 🙂

  2. Those rings are so cool! I also love the picture of catching the tramway. The sky still being so light makes a nice contrast to the relative darkness of the street and the lights going on in the shops.

  3. @Tulsa Gentleman: yes, I remember you commented on them lqst yeqr. I had never seen them at night before myself, this was my first time.

    @Soleil: the tramway one of my favorite, maybe because I always run to catch it myself!

    @Jorge Mora: gracias 😉

    @Cynthia: thank you!

    @khengsiong: it is a pretty cool city by night.

  4. @Linguist-in-Waiting – I took the pictures after sunset, around 10:30 pm I believe. It wasn’t pitch dark yet, except for the rings one.

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