One Eventfull Night in Nantes, France

Posted: 8th July 2010 by Luciano Araujo in Summer 2010 in France, Travel

We booked some real cheap tickets to Dublin, Ireland leaving from Nantes, France which is about 1 hour by car south of Rennes. Since our flight was scheduled for early Saturday, the plan was to spend Friday night and Nantes and get to know the city a bit. The adventure began when we decided to use covoiturage (carpooling) to get to Nantes. This is a cool and cheap way to travel around France. We paid 5E each to go from Rennes to Nantes. The arrangements are set through the site and random people get together to travel somewhere. In our case, the drive was a super cool dude who decided to show us around Nantes.

View of city from Hangar - Nantes, France

View of city from Hangar - Nantes, France

At first I was very skeptical with the guy’s friendliness just waiting for the “catch” or for him to flip out! But fortunately he turned out to be really cool and probably just wanted some people to hang out with. He took us to a place to have dinner than we took a stroll along a port area which has been been converted to bars, restaurants, and clubs. There we had some drinks and met some of his friends and everybody seemed cool.

Hangar Maurice Bertin - Nantes, France

Hangar Maurice Bertin - Nantes, France

Later that night we all went to the centre ville to go to a party at the Chateau (an actual castle in the middle of town). The place was suuuper packed and the crowd was mostly early and mid 20′s as opposed to Rennes which is mainly teens. After the Chateau we went to a Spanish bar where they serve wine in this funny looking jar where you are supposed to pour it in your mouth through the long and thin opening. The entire place is packed and people are pouring these thing into their mouths, quite a scene!. The more you drink the funnier it gets and the more you spill.

Chateau - Nantes, France

Chateau - Nantes, France

Funny way to drink wine - Nantes, France

Funny way to drink wine - Nantes, France

As the bars began to shut down, the covoiturage driver drove us to the airport where we crashed on the floor for 4 hours before it was time to board our flight! This trip began on a high note! Update on Dublin to follow…

Nightlife - Nantes, France

Nightlife - Nantes, France

  1. ALANO PAI says:

    fala preto vei!

    ALANINHO ME MOSTROU SUAS FOTOS AKI, VC TA MELHORANDO HEIN… AS FOTOS ESTAO MUITO BONITAS! PARABENS FILHAO!

    PAPAI TA COM SAUDADES. QUANDO PUDER ME LIGA PRA GENTE CONVERSAR!

  2. Alano Filho says:

    eae luciano
    cara as suas fotos tao show! ainda vamo faze uma viagem dessa ae junto!!

    ta com aquela mesma camera?

    abraƧao saudades

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