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Located at the confluence of rivers Loire, Erdre and Sèvre, picturesque Nantes was chosen as the European Union’s ‘Green Capital of 2013’.
Green all the way… Nantes was the first city in France to reintroduce electric tramways to provide ‘green mobility’ and its wide, tree-lined roads are pedestrian and cycle-friendly. The city employs Tri’sac (a waste collection and recycling system) and Neptune Plans (an eco-friendly water management system). The development of a solar-powered eco-district is underway on the Île de Nantes, which promises to be an important milestone in the city’s sustainable architectural philosophy. Continue reading