Nantes is a port full of greenery and parks on the Loire in the west of France. In the past it was the capital of Brittany and the seat of its princes and kings. To this day, you can admire the prince's castle and the cathedral in which Francis II is buried.
The city was founded by the Romans in the first century AD and soon became an important trade and craft center. In the Middle Ages it was the seat of the Dukes of Brittany, which is reminded to this day of the Gothic-Renaissance prince's castle. It was the wedding of Francis II and Marguerite de Foix and their daughters with the King of France, Louis XIV, which sealed the union of Brittany and France. In the cathedral of St. Piotr and Paweł there is a Renaissance tombstone of Francis II and his wife.
Nantes is considered one of the greenest cities in France. There are over 1000 ha of parks and green areas, in which, among others, magnolias very popular in this city grow, the oldest of which are about 200 years old. The Jardin des Apothicaires garden founded by Louis XIV is a very nice place for rest and walks, and every year crowds of tourists are attracted by the most famous street theater of France, Royale de Luxe.