Conference Venue

Venue to "La Cité Nantes Event Center"

city view

Located in the city centre, just a 5-minute walk from the high-speed train station (South exit) and a 20-minute shuttle ride from the airport, La Cité is served by excellent transport links:

  • Tram: line 1 - « Duchesse Anne - Château des Ducs de Bretagne » tram stop, one stop from the TGV railway station (North exit).
  • Airport / city centre shuttle bus: every half hour - « Cité Internationale des Congrès » stop.
  • Busway: line 4 - « Cité Internationale des Congrès » stop.
  • Bicloo self-service bikes and Marguerite self-service cars: stations at La Cité.
  • 450 parking spaces are available underneath La Cité and 2,000 additional parking spaces in close walking distance. Exhibitors are allocated a temporary parking area with direct access to la Cité’s exhibition areas.

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Travel to Nantes

By plane

Nantes is a European destination, easy to reach:

  • 1 hour from Paris and London (1st air traffic hubs in Europe)

  • 4 daily scheduled flights to Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle

  • 4 daily scheduled flights to Paris-Orly

  • All the key European destinations are less than 2 hours away by plane

  • Direct flights to 60 destinations:

    • 20 French cities: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse, etc.
    • 40 international destinations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Rome, etc.

Nantes Atlantique airport is a 20 minute-shuttle ride from La Cité (departure every half hour).

By train

Nantes has direct rail connections to all the major French cities:

  • 2 hours from Paris Montparnasse

  • 21 daily TGV connections between Paris and Nantes

  • 3 hours from Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport with 4 daily TGV connections

  • Direct TGV connections to : Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Strasbourg, etc.

The TGV railway station is located at the very heart of the city, opposite La Cité (South exit).

By road

The Nantes region is served by an extensive motorway network with easy access to:

  • The East: Paris on the A11

  • The South: Bordeaux and Toulouse on the A83

  • The West: Brest on the N165 / E60

    The North: Rennes on the N137



The eclecticism of its landscapes and architecture, its dynamism and the diversity of its cultural events, along with the quality of the environment which won it the label of European Green Capital, have regularly placed Nantes at the top of the best cities to live in.

Nantes, a city where art is everywhere

Nantes stands out on the national and European stage through its exemplary cultural policy. The city that was home to Jules Verne, and that inspired the Surrealists and Jacques Demy, continues to feed the dreams of contemporary artists, like the international street theatre company Royal de Luxe, Dominique A, Madeon, and Christine and the Queens, all of whom find their natural inspiration here.