Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Experience stylish city living in the heart of of Nantes in this beautiful art gallery apartment.
We have paid attention to every detail to meet your expectations. Almost all you need to bring is your tooth brush!
You will find every thing you need to be at home away from home - a fully equipped fitted kitchen, quality bedding and an extra large double bed (160 cm x 200cm) in the bedroom, a lush bathroom, a big wardrobe, a planted patio, even a piano !
We also provide detailed tourist information on the premises of course, and more info on our web-site.
An art gallery apartment : at the loft art will be for your eyes only ! we have imagined this unique concept just for you so that your your stay at the Loft de l'Opéra will be remembered as a unique experience.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pornic 45 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nantes Atlantique 10 km, Nearest railway: Nantes 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
In the apartment you will also find nice books about Nantes, opera DVDs, magazines, a chess game and card games.
We provide organic basics for breakfast (tea, coffee, sugar), as well as organic cleaning products. The apartment is very luminous and quiet.
Being very concerned with environmental issues, we provide organic cleaning products, boxes for the selective sorting of your household waste, the apartment is very well insulated and roof windows are provided with solar-powered blinds.
Intercom. Lift till 2.5 floor, which means that you still have half a floor to climb to reach the apartment, for that reason only it is not accessible to disabled people.
|Further details outdoors|
Bike rentals at the foot of the building (www.bicloo.nantesmetropole.fr) .
Easy access to public transport (www.tan.fr).
Top quality stores and services within 50 metres of the apartment, as well as bars and restaurants, like La Cigale, the famous brasserie in Nantes (www.lacigale.com)
Reservations can be made per day, per week or per month. Our prices are all inclusive (weekly house cleaning and linen change) and we offer sliding scale rates.
The Brittany region
Nantes (Naoned in Breton) is the capital of the Pays de La Loire region, as well as the Loire Atlantique department. It is also the most important city of the historic province of Brittany, and culturally still remains strongly identified with it.
Located on the Loire River, 31 miles from the Atlantic coast, the city is the sixth largest in France.
It is notable that the city of Nantes is at the exact centre of Earth's land hemisphere
Located South Brittany, the climate is mostly mild and very pleasant. The average temperature in winter is around 7C°; and 25C° in summer.
After having been occupied by the Gauls and the Romans, Nantes was Christianised in the 3rd century AD. The city was successively invaded by the Saxons (around 285), the Franks (around 500), the Britons (in the 6th and 7th centuries) and the Normans, who laid waste to it in 843: "The city of Nantes remained for many years deserted, devastated and overgrown with briars and thorns." The Chronicle of Nantes continues until the year 946, telling that Alain Barbe-Torte, grandson of Alan the Great, the last king of Brittany who was expelled by the Norse, drove them out and founded the Duchy of Brittany.
Historically, the country around Nantes (French: Le Pays Nantais) was always seen as being part of Brittany. In 1207, the Dukes of Brittany made Nantes their home, building the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany on the banks of the Loire. Most of the dukes and duchesses were buried in either the cathedral or the nearby abbeys.
When the Duchy of Brittany was annexed by the kingdom of France in 1532, Nantes kept the Parliament of Brittany for a few years before it was moved to Rennes. In 1598, King Henry IV of France signed the Edict of Nantes here, which granted Protestants rights to their religion.
During the 18th century, prior to abolition of slavery, Nantes was a slave trade capital, like Liverpool in the UK. This kind of trade led Nantes to become the largest port in France and a wealthy city. (www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/about/ & www.lesanneauxdelamemoire.com)
In the 19th century, Nantes became an industrial city. The first public transport anywhere may have been the omnibus service initiated in Nantes in 1826. It was soon imitated in Paris, London and New York.
In 1940, the city was occupied by German troops. The city was twice severely bombed by British forces, on 16 and 23 August 1943, before being liberated by the Americans in 1944.
Until the 1970s, Nantes' harbour was located on the Île de Nantes, when it was moved to the very mouth of the Loire River, at Saint-Nazaire. In the subsequent 20 years, many service sector organisations moved into the area, but economic difficulties forced most of these to close. In 2001, a major redevelopment scheme was launched, the goal of which is to revitalise the island as the new city centre.
The Île de Nantes has now become a trendy district where you can find "Les Machines de l'ïle" (www.lesmachines-nantes.fr ), "Le Hangar à Bananes" (www.hangarabananes.com) and admire the famous Rings by Buren.
I just love this city! Believe me, Nantes truly deserves its reputation as a vibrant city full of charms.
In 2004, the magazine Time described Nantes as “the most liveable city in all of Europe”.
It is a city of art and history that has many secrets to reveal to its visitors. In our apartment you will find very detailed tourist information, including very interesting collection books about Nantes and its surroundings. Your only concern will be what to start with!