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Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port Church, seen from the Island of Nantes | ©   Henryk Sadura / Shutterstock
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port Church, seen from the Island of Nantes | © Henryk Sadura / Shutterstock
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A Student's Guide to Nantes, France

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Updated: 10 May 2017
Nantes, with its historic castles and rapidly growing alternative music scene, is the perfect combination of old and new. It is a city with something for everyone. That being said, it primarily accommodates to its large student population with a great mix of bars, restaurants, contemporary art galleries and gigs. Here’s our student’s guide to Nantes.
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Watch a film at Le Cinématographe

Though Nantes has a variety of cinemas, Le Cinématographe is certainly the quirkiest and the best value for money. The city’s oldest art-house cinema is tucked away on Rue des Carmélites, away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. In fact, you could almost pass it by entirely, if it weren’t for the hordes of students queuing outside. For the tiny sum of 3€, you can see a variety of independent French releases and cult classics such as Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Vertigo (1958). It’s worth a visit just for the traditional red curtains alone.

12bis Rue des Carmélites, 44000 Nantes, +33 2 40 47 94 80

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