« Nantes, The land of the bold » Sustainable, creative, knowledgeable that will always amaze you

Located in Western France, Nantes is an unmissable event destination, an eco-friendly congress city that excels in hosting world-class events.

A fast-growing city, Nantes with its booming economy and thriving cultural scene is one of the new up-and-coming European destinations. The birth place of Jules Verne, the city shows audacity, imagination and collective spirit, making it a highly attractive destination for event organisers.

Boasting first-class accommodation in 8,800 hotel rooms, within easy reach by air and less than two hours away from most European cities Everything here is amazingly creative, bustling and vibrant: Nantes boasts stunning venues, a giant elephant walking down the streets and you can even organise a gala dinner among huge odd creatures!

A competitive and innovative regional capital: Today, the territory is a centre of excellence for a large number of key industries such as Digital economy, culture and creativity, mechanical industries, health and biotechnology, sustainable development…

La Cité Nantes Congress Centre

La Cité Nantes Congress Centre provides an ideal venue for all types of events - conventions and corporate meetings - from 200 to 400 delegates. It boasts a stunning architectural design and offers a beautiful setting near the river Loire, in the heart of the city. Known for its sustainable offer and warm welcome, La Cité meets the most demanding international standards set by the industry. It is the only French convention centre with AIPC “Gold” Quality Standards. La Cité has developed alliances with the schools, universities, research centres and clusters in the region. The aim is to help event organisers and scientific organisations contribute actively to the international reputation of these areas of excellence and of the Destination.

14 European and International clusters
5,000 researchers (public and private establishments)
Prestigious universities
60,000 students


By plane :
Direct flights to 75 national and international destinations
1 hour from Paris and London
All the european capital cities in less than 2 hours
20 minute-drive to La Cité Nantes Congress Centre by shuttle

By train :
Less than 2 hours from Paris
21 round-trips/day to Paris every half-hour
5-minute walk to La Cité Nantes Congress Centre

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Eric Montant
La Cité Nantes Congress Centre
+33 (0)2 51 88 20 02