Living in Nantes

Things to know about Nantes

Nantes is the administrative capital of Loire-Atlantique, one of the 5 departments which make up the Pays de la Loire Region.

Nantes metropolitan area: 630,000 residents

City of Nantes: 310,000 residents

No. 1 City in the region

6th largest city in France

7th tourist destination in France

Nantes, ranked 5th (out of 44) among french cities as a great place to live and study (awarded by L'Etudiant Magazine)

Discover your city

Campus France will guide you through your first steps in France and exploring Nantes, your new home.