European Green Capital
Nantes has been unveiled as the European Green Capital for 2013, with the awards committee praising the efforts of its government to help protect the environment through green initiatives. Nantes, which has a rich history as a centre for innovation, has implemented an array of sustainability projects and was declared by Time magazine as the "most liveable city in Europe".
All of Nantes' nature zones can be explored from this hotel in Nantes centre. Combining 19th century architecture with the latest innovations in comfort, the hotel is also ideal for reaching Nantes' train station and airport.
What makes Nantes the European Green Capital?
The fourth recipient of the European Green Capital title, it was the city's dynamism and leadership in eco-friendly schemes that led the European Union to declare Nantes the green capital of 2013.
Determined to lower air pollution, Nantes was the first city in France to reintroduce electric trams in 1985. This green public transport system is a vital part of Nantes' sustainable travel plans along with two boat buses and one of the most comprehensive bus services in France.
Another reason why Nantes was declared the European Green Capital for 2013 was due to the city's efforts to protect its wildlife and natural beauty, with it ultimately aiming to cut CO2 emissions by a further quarter within the decade.
Stay in the European Green Capital
A stay at the conveniently located Radisson Blu Hotel Nantes will enable visitors to enjoy the city's green space as well as other cultural attractions and shopping in Nantes. The hotel is one of the finest in the city and provides guests with an indulgent range of beauty treatments and a state-of-the-art gym to make use of during their European holiday.