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Find out all about Pineau des Charentes

Nantes airport

Nantes airport

As the flight from Dinard to East midland was cancelled the other day (28th Nov), I had to take our visitors to Nantes airport to catch the next flight to East Midlands.

I had never been to Nantes, nor the airport, but I must say I was impressed by both. The centre of Nantes and the airport.

The airport was very easy to find – very well sign-posted and parking was not a problem.

It took us 2 hours from Dinan. If you have to go to Nantes airport, go 2 hours early and visit the centre. The chateau is beautiful (it was too cold and windy to walk round the ramparts!), and the historical centre is worth a visit too.

I left my camera in the car so I can’t even share photos of it!!

More about the new Aéroport du Grand Ouest

If you are a regular traveller between the UK and Brittany / Pays de la Loire you may want to keep up with the development of the new airport, scheduled for completion in 2015, and let us have your views…

Find out about the new airport to replace the existing Nantes Atlantique in 2015

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