Nantes Atlantique Airport is the largest airport serving Western France. It is situated 5 miles outside the city in the town of Bouguenais. Airlines that fly to Nantes include Easyjet, Volotea, Vueling, Hop! and Transavia France. Many destinations are serviced throughout Europe including London Gatwick, Lisbon, Brussels and Barcelona, it must be noted that many destinations are seasonal. The airport has no train station, but a shuttle bus operates between the airport, Nantes railroad station and the city centre. The bus runs roughly every 30 minutes from the front of Hall 1. It takes 20 minutes to reach the railroad station and 25 minutes to the city centre.
Nantes is one of the most culturally diverse areas of France and is well known for its museums and galleries. Additionally it is popular for its excellent food and beautiful architecture, with the Passage Pommeraye being a particularly fine example of the latter. Completed in the mid 19th century the Pommeraye is both contemporary shopping centre and historical artefact, housing some of Frances most famous designers in one of the country's most valuable and breathtaking buildings. For spending time outdoors visit the Jardin Des Plantes, the city's wonderful Botanical Gardens. Offering an oasis in the sometimes fast paced city centre of Nantes, the garden has flowers and plants collected over three hundred years by generations of sailors and travelers. It is arguably the widest and most varied collection of plant species in Europe and promises an attractive and educational day out.