Nantes is the sixth largest city in France. It is located on the Loire River (the largest river in France). It is close to the Atlantic Ocean, as you can see on the map.
From what I have read, Nantes has a very mild climate and is rich in history. Did you know that Jules Verne (author of Around the World in 80 Days and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) was born in Nantes?
I’m sure I will learn more about Nantes after spending a semester there.
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