From Tel Aviv, we took a five hour flight to Nantes, once the capital of Brittany in northwestern France. This once grand city had been heavily bombed in the war, so much of it is rebuilt, but all in a grand style.
Similar to Israel, where the shops are shuttered for shabbat, Brittany closes up shop almost completely on Sundays, so our one day stopover here on the way to our canal trip was somewhat limited. We did, however, manage to get in some fun, especially at the famous Les Machines d’île elephant and carousel.
I’ll let the photos and video speak for themselves.
There was also an amazing, Jules Vern-inspired carousel by the same artists.
The city had a few treasures out on the streets!
And then the city itself was just beautiful.