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Welcome to Nantes, host of EMChIE 2019

Nantes is located about 50 km from the Atlantic coast. It is the 6th largest city in France.

Located 100 km from Rennes, Nantes is the biggest city in the Armorican region and the historical capital of Brittany, acting as a natural gateway to the West. Everything here is an echo of Brittany: the Château des ducs de Bretagne, which was the work of François II and his daughter, the Duchess Anne of Brittany, the canal connecting Nantes to Brest, the countless crêperies lining the city streets…

All you want to know about Nantes

EMChIE will be held at IMT Atlantique Campus Nantes.

The campus extends along the Erdre river a few kilometres from the city centre over a vast area of 15 hectares north of Nantes. It is at the heart of Atlanpole, the Nantes technopole, entirely dedicated to cutting-edge technologies, which also houses other higher education institutions, research centres and business incubators.
The campus lives at the rhythm of this western metropolis which combines strong economic development, pleasant living environment, historical heritage and rich cultural activity. It is no coincidence that Nantes now leads all the major French cities in population growth.

Welcome to IMT Atlantique Campus Nantes.

IMT Atlantique Bretagne-Pays de la Loire
Campus de Nantes
4, rue Alfred Kastler - La Chantrerie
CS 20722
44307 Nantes cedex 3
France

Access

By public transport

From the railway station in Nantes, take the Tramway lane 1 direction "La Beaujoire", stop "La Beaujoire", then take the bus lane C6 direction "Chantrerie Grandes Ecoles", bus stop "Chantrerie Grandes Ecoles". More information on https://www.tan.fr.

From the Nantes-Atlantique Airport, better to take a taxi.

By car

Adresse : 4, rue Alfred Kastler- La Chantrerie

Coordonnées GPS :  N 47.2823 - W 1.5195

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Travel Info

With 15 departures per day, Nantes is approximately 2 hours from Paris on the TGV high-speed train. The Nantes-Atlantique international airport is located 15 minutes from downtown and the TGV connection to Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris (3 h 15) makes coming here all the easier.

By plane

Nantes is an European destination, easy to reach:

  • 1 hour from Paris and London (1st air traffic hubs in Europe)
  • 4 daily scheduled flights to Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle
  • 4 daily scheduled flights to Paris-Orly
  • All the key European destinations are less than 2 hours away by plane
  • Direct flights to 60 destinations:
    • 20 French cities: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse, etc.
    • 40 international destinations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Rome, etc.

By train

Nantes has direct rail connections to all the major French cities:

  • 2 hours from Paris Montparnasse
  • 21 daily TGV connections between Paris and Nantes
  • 3 hours from Paris Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport with 4 daily TGV connections
  • Direct TGV connections to : Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Strasbourg, etc.


The TGV railway station is located at the very heart of the city, opposite La Cité (South exit).

By road

The Nantes region is served by an extensive motorway network with easy access to:

  • The East: Paris on the A11
  • The South: Bordeaux and Toulouse on the A83
  • The West: Brest on the N165 / E60
  • The North: Rennes on the N137

Transport in the city

Nantes boasts innovative, multimodal and eco-responsible means of transport offering residents and visitors easy and safe travelling within the urban area:

  • 40 km-tram network (the longest in France)
  • 4 tram and BusWay© lines
  • 53 bus lines
  • 3 river shuttle lines
  • Bicloo : a self-service bike system with 900 bicycles and 90 stations
  • Over 300 km of cycling lanes
  • Not to forget the Marguerite cars that can be hired from 20 self-service hire point