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Are there any MNers who live in or near Nantes (Fr)?

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theprincesswhohadnokingdom Fri 01-Apr-16 08:01:22

What's it like? We are thinking of moving to Nantes. Do you have any advice or information about Nantes family life? TIA.

Drinksforeveryone Fri 01-Apr-16 11:09:43

There is a long thread on this section about living in France. I think it might be a few pages backnow.

Drinksforeveryone Fri 01-Apr-16 11:11:06


live in France?

Ancienchateau Fri 01-Apr-16 11:18:00

I live about 300 kms from Nantes. I only hear good things about it. Great for families. If you must move to France it's a good place to consider. There's a mnetter who lived there until recently whose name I can't recall but may be do a search. She was v friendly and helpful.

theprincesswhohadnokingdom Fri 01-Apr-16 18:17:16

FAB... Thanks So much! Yes, yes.... It sounds like I need to track her down Ancien....
<heads off to read thread link>

theprincesswhohadnokingdom Sun 03-Apr-16 11:20:19

If anyone comes across this thread in the future because they are researching Nantes in préparation for moving.... Please do note that I have also found an excellent "Anglo-Saxon" fb group called Knowing Nantes who are really helpful.

Linning Sun 17-Apr-16 13:47:33

I am French and from Nantes (originally as I do not live there currently) and would gladly answer your questions if you want.

I personally think Nantes is a really great city to raise children and grow up in. I am not the biggest fan of my home country but would advice/pick Nantes over Paris any day. ;)

frenchfancy Sun 17-Apr-16 19:26:13

We are about an hour away from Nantes. It is a great city and one which I would be happy to live in.

jenpetronus Tue 19-Apr-16 21:53:03

I live an hour north of Nantes (Vannes) as others have said, it's a terrific city with a lot going for it.

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