Nantes, France, is approximately 235 mi/380 km southwest of Paris, or about a two-hour ride on the TGV, the high-speed train. It's a beautiful city and merits at least an overnight visit.
Notable sights include numerous 18th-century monuments, the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany and the 19th-century fine-arts museum. This is the birthplace of Jules Verne, and there is, of course, a museum dedicated to his work and ideas.
For family fun, there's the Machines de L'Ile de Nantes in the Parc ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.