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Living and studying in Nantes

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is located in Nantes, the 6th biggest city in France is located 50 km from the Atlantic Ocean and 342 km from Paris (a two-hour trip with the TGV high-speed train). Well recognized for its quality of life, Nantes is known for its economic dynamism, quality of life and support for contemporary creation.

By 2022, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique will be located on the "Ile de Nantes". This location in the heart of the creative district will be an opportunity to bring together all the school’s strengths on a single site and to affirm its strategic choice of a school as a place to live and work that is open to the outside world, especially to businesses.

The school environment

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is established on the high-tech cluster of La Chantrerie in Nantes (France), alongside companies and engineering schools: École des Mines, École polytechnique de l’Université de Nantes, École Supérieure du Bois, École Nationale Vétérinaire and ICAM (Institut Catholique des Arts et Métiers)


Student associations

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique includes different associations managed for and by the students, offering them a wide hobbies range for their free time.



Life in Nantes

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is located in Nantes, one of the main cities of Western France, in the Pays de la Loire region.




Transport in Nantes

The company of transport of Nantes (TAN) runs a network of buses and tramways all over and around the city. Three bus lines serve the campus: Learn more about it!


Estimated budget

As an indicative bases, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique provides you with this estimated budget related to student life in France, in Nantes.