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Nantes Tourisme invited the participants of the TBU to an evening event in the Courtyard of the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. The glamorous environment was a good place to make the first contacts. Local delicacies from Brittany were offered at market stalls. Oysters, home-made cheese variations, crepes, galettes and freshly baked biscuits were served, accompanied by very good local wines and cider.
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Stéphane Junique, the culture commissioner of the city of Nantes, welcomed the participants on behalf of the mayor and opened the event with interesting information about the castle and the city of Nantes. The translation was made by Xavier Theret, Head of International Relations and Promotion of Nantes Tourisme, a linguistic genius who speaks seven languages fluently; and of course Oliver Gradwell the Managing Director of the TBU.
The formation La bagad de Nantes welcomed the participants with Breton music. The Gipsy Jazz ensemble Manouche Jean-Michel LEDUC, provided the musical background of the evening.
At the lively conversations in the castle you could recognize that it was a very successful and interesting evening for all of us which we keep in good memory.
At a late hour we visited the botanic garden of Nantes. It was illuminated in marvelous colors thus offering a special atmosphere.
Local producers of the culinary delicacies were:
- Cheese and dairy products from Beillevaire
- Oysters and seafood from Océan et Fraîcheur
- Crêpes and Galettes, cider, apple juice and Bouffay beers from Restaurant Oubliettes:
- Wine from Les Vignes de Nantes
- Mamm cookies
Even if we were invited by Nantes Tourisme, all opinions are based on our own experience.
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