MATCHES TO BE PLAYED IN NANTES
Nantes, a city crossed by the Loire river and close to the Atlantic, praised for its quality of life, an historic meeting point of cultural exchange, is western France’s must-see destination.
From the Château des Ducs de Bretagne to the Machines de l’Île, from the Passage Pommeraye to the Creative Arts District, the city swings elegantly between authenticity and modernity. Historical heritage and cultural vitality go hand in hand here.
Land of traditions, Nantes is nevertheless resolutely a progressive city. With more than 100 parks and gardens, verdant Nantes was named European Green Capital in 2013 – 100 percent of its population live within 300 metres of a green area, in fact.
The scene of legendary concerts (Pink Floyd, U2, Johnny Hallyday to name a few), La Beaujoire was also a venue for Rugby World Cup 2007, and host to the historic match between Wales and Fiji, where a 38-34 victory for the Pacific Islanders delighted the electric crowd. Will we see a repeat at Rugby World Cup 2023?