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Nantes Carnival

Carnaval de Nantes poster

Although a little late in the Carnival season, usually associated with Lent, Nantes (44, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la  Loire) celebrates its annual Carnival 7 – 13  April 2019

The programme in 2016 included:

  • daytime Carnival – i.e. a parade of floats with music and dancers during the daytime starting at 2.00pm
  • a parade for Children (Carnaval des Enfants) starting at 11.00am
  • night-time Carnaval (Parade nocturne) starting at 9.00pm

For more info see www.nantes.fr

Nantes,France’s sixth-largest city has been quietly becoming more environment-friendly over the past 10 years, and next year it will be rewarded with the title of green capital of Europe. The city’s eco policies are in evidence everywhere, from great public transport and a high proportion of cyclists, to a new “green” skyscraper, the Tour Végétale, that will be festooned with plants and trees all the way up its 17 storeys. Do your bit by staying in a sustainable hotel, such as Hôtel La Pérouse

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