Nantes is one of the biggest city in the North-West of France. It is located along the Loire river, 50 km away from the Atlantic Ocean. It has a heavy history, as the city used to have an important role in the slave trade during the XVI, XVII and the XVIII centuries. Its rich architectural and cultural heritagehas earned it the "City of Art and History" label. The city welcomes 43 000 students every year. It hosts one university, the University of Nantes, but also business schools, such as Audencia, and engineering schools, such as Polytech Nantes and Centrale Nantes.
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