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37th International Conference of the French Finance Association (AFFI)

Audencia Business School

25 May 2020 - 27 May 2020

About Nantes and the Region

The conference also aims at giving you a great stay in Nantes quoted as being one of the nicest cities in France.  Nantes is also famous for being a rich, lively and innovative city (1st green city 2nd most successful city in terms of employment growth).

There are some beautiful areas around Nantes: La Baule and its beautiful beaches, some typical places such as Nantes vineyards and Erdre river.

Nantes is also a very pleasant town with a lot of streets to go and do shopping and visit the famous Château des Ducs de Bretagne. 

There are also not very far from Nantes, some beautiful castles to visit (e.g. Angers, Brissac, Le Plessis Bouré, Goulaine ….) and of course Loire Valley with famous Kings of France castles which is located at about 2 hours from Nantes if participants have time during the week-end and if they are very fond of French history.

Here, you will discover the things to do in Nantes


Find here the best gastronomic addresses in the city, its agglomeration and the vineyard. 

Download here the tourist guide for an endless journey in Nantes

Download here Nantes city map

How to reach Nantes

By train

Train station: Gare SNCF Nantes

  • 2 hours away from Paris Montparnasse
  • 24 TGV trains from Paris to Nantes every day
  • 3 hours from Paris Roissy CDG – 8 TGV trains per day
  • Direct TGV trains to: Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, Paris, etc. 


By plane

Airport: Nantes Atlantique

  • 1 Hour from Paris and London
  • 4 daily return flights to Roissy CDG
  • 3 daily return flights to Orly airport
  • All major European cities within a 2-hour flight
  • 75 National and International destinations with return flight


By Road (Expressway):

To the East: Paris – A1 Motorway

To the South: Bordeaux and Toulouse – A83 Motorway

To the West: Brest – N165/E60

To the North: Rennes – N137