Comfort Hotel De L'Europe Saint Nazaire
2 place des Martyrs
Phone: (33) 2 40224987
Fax: (33) 2 40662328
While you are touring this quaint and scenic commune, ensure that you take a peek into its beautiful Eglise de la Barre de Monts. This little church is not the defined monument of the place, however, its simplistic structure and rather simple decor is the reflection of the message it wants to impart, namely a simple lifestyle. The place is also known for its choir services and prayers, so try to attend one of these while you are here. For all those spiritually inclined, Eglise de la Barre de Monts is a must go.
The grand Temple Protestant was built in 1956 in place of a 19th-century temple that was destroyed in 1943 and was inaugurated by Reverend Louis Matiifa. The structure of the reformed church was based on the designs of the architect and member of the Protestant community, Victoire Durand-Gasselin. The window of the temple is brilliantly decorated by a fine stained glass artists in Nantes, Guy David. Equipped with amazing acoustics and an organ, the temple hosts number of concerts and the room in the basement is host to numerous exhibitions and community events. A special room at the entrance houses the museum of Protestantism.
The three floors of this store are home to all kinds of cultural media and services. In addition to the tourist office, the ground floor is also home to the ticket office where you can catch up with what's going on in the region as well as buy or reserve tickets. Nearby there is a large selection of cameras, televisions, video cameras, hi-fi, computers and peripherals. Music lovers should head up to the first floor where they can listen to and purchase all the most recent releases. All types of music are to be found here. The regional section is particularly well stocked and up to date. The second floor is dedicated to all kinds of books from art books to paperbacks. An Olympus C-2040 Zoom camera costs 5990F (EUR 914.50).
These twin bookshops located along Cours des 50-Otages have been a part of the cultural life of Nantes since the end of the 19th century. The left-hand entrance leads to L. Durance where the three floors stock a wide choice, ranging from comic books to French and foreign literature, art books, specialist journals and even a selection of CD-Rom titles. To the right is the entrance to G. Durance bookshop which buys, sells and exchanges second-hand and new school and university books. There is also a large selection of foreign language texts, old and regional works. Old paperbacks can be brought for only 10F (EUR 1.52).
Nantes is the capital of the Pays de la Loire region, located on the Loire River. This city is rich in history and culture, which can be explored at the Musée d'histoire de Nantes. Nantes is one of the largest cities in France and is divided into eleven neighborhoods.
La Cité Internationale des Congrès is a convention center in the heart of Nantes. Much more than being just that, Cité des Congrès is replete with sophisticated conference facilities, lecture and seminar rooms, grand auditoriums, beautiful exhibition areas, and a VIP/press enclosure. Besides hosting high profile business meets and corporate events, it also stages a variety of cultural events and concerts. Another notable feature of Cité Internationale des Congrès is its in-house accommodation facility (Novotel Cité des Congrès), that is availed by business travelers. On-site parking facilities are also available. Cité Internationale des Congrès is sheer class and comfort. Visit website for more information.
This chain store not only sells all kinds of household electrical appliances (from electric razors to washing machines) but also deals in hi-fi, video and multimedia. A large number of makes is available at prices to suit all budgets. Shop staff are always on hand to offer information and advice and after sales service includes quick repairs or replacement of defective goods. Should you find lower prices elsewhere within 30 days of purchase, the store will reimburse the difference. Peugeot electric drills start at 650F (EUR 99.23). Other branches: Zone Commerciale Atout Sud, 1 rue Marc-Elder 44400 Rezé (+33 2 40 04 15 63); Zone Commerciale Atlantis, 44800 Saint-Herblain (+33 2 40 92 36 36)
Located in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, Collège Îles de Loire is a public college serving the region. Functioning under the Academie de Nantes, this college is well versed and presents various opportunities to students in the field of education. It is actively involved in the educational as well as the extra-curricular activities of students to ensure all-round learning. Over the years, the college has gone on to become one of the prominent educational institutions in the region. Call ahead or visit the website to know more.
Gare Maritime is a beautiful ferry station where you catch a glimpse of all the sturdy and colossal vessels of France. Several cruises, ferries, cargo ships and boats depart and dock at this terminal. It is also a major pit stop for many maritime activities around town.
Nestled in the north-western fringes of France, the beautiful commune of Vannes attracts a number of visitors each year. With its location on the Gulf of Morbihan, this commune easily became the bustling market town that it is today. Those interested in a bit of history and architecture will not be disappointed by the numerous old churches and timber houses that dot the area. For more information on Vannes and its attractions, do take a look at its website.
Gare SNCF de Vannes is a huge train station that connects different parts of the city. Besides offering transportation services, the station also doubles up as an event space where concerts, gigs and revues take place. If you want to acquaint yourself with the local way of entertainment, then you must attend an event at Gare SNCF de Vannes.
L'Echonova is a center that offers recording facilities on hire. There are 5 rehearsal studios, a recording room and a bar. The center aims at providing help to bands that wish to forge ahead in creating music. With a multitude of technical facilities, L'Echonova is indeed a choice of many musicians. Call ahead for more details.