Why Nantes? 
Eric Montant, Head of Sales and Development of La Cité, Le Centre des Congrès de Nantes
Did you know that...?
+ Located in Western France, Nantes is easy to reach by airplane. Nantes is less than two hours away from most European capital cities.
+ The birthplace of Jules Verne and no doubt one of his major sources of inspiration, Nantes was named « the loopiest city in France » in one of the Sunday Times articles.
+ Nantes was European Green Capital in 2013.
Where to meet?
La Cité Nantes Events Center is dedicated to international conventions with 3 auditoriums (450, 800 and 2,000 seats), 30 meeting rooms, a 6,000 sqm expandable floor plan, state-of-the-art equipment and eco-friendly services (ISO 26000). It is the first French convention center to achieve AIPC* Quality Standards Gold certification (* International Association of Convention Centres). La Cité boasts a stunning architectural complex and a most pleasant setting near the Loire river.
Where to stay?
Nantes has 8,643 hotel rooms on offer including 1,488 4-star rooms. Over 1,000 are within walking distance of La Cité Nantes Events Center.
How to get there?
There are 65 destinations with direct flights to Nantes. La Cité Nantes Events Center is only 20 minutes from the international airport. Located on the Loire estuary close to the Atlantic Ocean, 2 hours from Paris by high-speed train (TGV), Nantes has fully embraced economic and cultural dynamism to become a booming European destination.
Do you offer any special services/assistance for associations?
With a proven track record of over 300 meetings and cultural events hosted every year, our passionate teams have built, over the past 20 years, reliable and truthful relationships with the local key players and the event organizers. Support, development and promotion are for us the key drivers that will ensure the success of your event.
Every single event, whether it brings together 100 guests, 3,500 delegates or 13,000 visitors, whether it lasts one evening or a whole week and whether it is regional, national or international, receives the same careful attention and can benefit from the skills and know-how of La Cité and its partners. Our dedicated project team experts are committed to delivering customized solutions to make your event a truly unique experience.
Whom to contact?
La Cité Nantes Events Center, Development Department, T. + 33(0)6 22 79 03 63 or +33 (0)6 26 20 67 46
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