After Bastille Day, the atmosphere changed in Nantes. Many Nantais are now on holiday, they have been replaced by tourists from all over France and Europe. They are easy to spot: they have a map in their hands and they look lost in the city’s small alleys. The train station is quieter but parks and touristic places are packed. Many small businesses are closed for a few weeks but for restaurants and bars, it’s the long-awaited high season.
I like it. The city is lively and most people are in a good mood… moi aussi.