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Nantes, France

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 11, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Nantes, France: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Nantes?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Nantes, they said:

"Nantes is a city in western France known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and high quality of life. Before retiring in Nantes, expats should be aware of several important factors. Firstly, it's essential to have a basic understanding of the French language. While many people in Nantes speak English, day-to-day life will be much easier if you can communicate in French. Secondly, you should familiarize yourself with the cost of living in Nantes. While it is generally lower than in Paris, it's still important to budget for expenses such as housing, food, healthcare, and leisure activities. Healthcare in France is of a high standard, but it's important to understand how the system works. Expats should ensure they have adequate health insurance coverage, either through the French social security system or a private insurer. The climate in Nantes is temperate, with mild winters and warm summers. However, it can be quite rainy, especially in the winter months, so it's worth investing in good rain gear. Nantes has a rich cultural scene, with numerous museums, galleries, and theaters. It's also known for its excellent food and wine, so food lovers will be in their element. Public transportation in Nantes is efficient and affordable, with a comprehensive network of trams, buses, and a bike-sharing system. However, if you plan to travel around the wider region, you may find it useful to have a car. Finally, it's important to understand the French tax system. France has a tax treaty with many countries to avoid double taxation, but it's advisable to seek professional advice to understand your tax obligations," explained one expat living in Nantes, France.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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