Cruises from Nantes
Nantes is the capital of the NW French region of Pays de la Loire. That said, Nantes has strong historical connections with the adjoining region of Brittany, and is the historical capital of the region (though not its official capital since the days of Napoleon). Nantes was once an important port located 50 km up the Loire River. It grew rich on the triangular trade with Africa and the West Indies.
Nantes is also famous for being the home of the science fiction writer Jules Verne.