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Location:Pays de la Loire

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Nantes is one of France's historical cities with a wide range of cultures. The city is divided into several sections by the rivers running east to west and north to south. Crossing the bridges slows down transportation

Boating facilities are based at France's largest university rowing centre

A natural damned river with the possibility of rowing for 14k in one direction. This section runs north of the city which offers considerably less river traffic than the east-west river 

GB Juniors use this as their annual winter's training base.



By Air;
Nantes Atlantique airport (NTE) 13 km
Transfer from airport to city centre - shuttle buses timetables and details

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 Monuments and landmarks

• Château des Ducs de Bretagne (castle of the Dukes of Brittany) houses the History Museum of the City of Nantes.
• Porte Saint-Pierre, the best preserved remnant of the former battlements of the medieval city.
• Historical Brasserie La Cigale, is an Art Nouveau designed brasserie opened in 1895, and described by Jean-Louis Trintignant as "perhaps the most beautiful brasserie in the world".[31]
• Tour LU, an Art Nouveau tower, standing at the entrance of the former famous Lefèvre-Utile biscuit factory. Its twin tower was destroyed during the war.


Musée Jules Verne, world famous novel writer Jules Verne's museum, on butte Sainte-Anne.
• Musée de l'imprimerie (print & typography museum).
• Musée de la Machine à coudre (sewing machine museum).

Parks and gardens

• Jardin des plantes de Nantes botanical garden of Nantes), three centuries of botany made by sailors bringing seeds from around the world and expert gardeners.
• Jardin Japonais de l'Île de Versailles (Japanese gardens of the Isle of Versailles).

Historical places

• Bouffay district, with its place Bouffay is the city's medieval and oldest district close to the castle and the cathedral.
• Place du Commerce, the city's main square with the Palais de la Bourse on it.
• Place Royale, a historical square with a large fountain in its center representing the Loire river.
• Place Graslin, a historic square featuring the Théâtre Graslin and famous brasserie La Cigale.
• Place Général Mellinet.
• Place Maréchal Foch, a historical square with the statue of Louis XVI erected on a pillar in its center.
• Crebillon and Orleans streets, avenues lined with luxury boutiques and linked by Place Royale.
• Île Feydeau.
• Marché de Talensac (Talensac market), the oldest and main public market.
• Quai de la Fosse, part of the former port of Nantes.
• The west part of the Isle of Nantes, a former shipyard turned into a leisure and cultural site, including the Machines of the Isle of Nantes public attractions and some warehouses turned into bars, restaurants and night clubs.
• Quartier de la creation (creation district), on the Isle of Nantes close to the Machines of the Isle of Nantes.
• Tour Bretagne, an office building built in 1976.



Training Facilities


A natural damned river with the possibility of rowing for 14k in one direction

Coaching from a launch

Good transport links

No markers

6 launches

15-20 ergos separate building but in attic, no ventilation




Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further extend the gains you make on your camp.




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