Easy Access to Atlantic France

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Easy access is important when choosing where to open your business. In Atlantic France, the road, rail, airport and river transport options will take you where you want to go. From Atlantic France, you and your business are connected to the whole world!

1 – Road and motorway network: everything you need in terms of logistics

Atlantic France is easy to get to thanks to an extensive 660-km motorway network (A11, A28, A81, A83, A85, A87) and 433 km of national roads including 280 km of four-lane divided highways.

  • Nantes/Paris (via A11): 385 km – 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Angers/Paris (via A11): 297 km – 3 hours
  • Laval/Paris (via A11): 281 km – 2 hours 46 minutes
  • La Roche-sur-Yon/Paris (via A11 and A87): 425 km – 4 hours
  • Le Mans/Paris (via A11): 208 km – 2 hours 15 minutes

Sources: Google Maps and DREAL Pays de la Loire

2 – The Train: to simplify your business meetings

  • From Le Mans: 28 trains per day to Paris, taking less than one hour. 18 train options for getting to two other important cities, Bordeaux and Lille, in less than 3 hours.
  • From Nantes: 23 trains per day to Paris, taking less than two hours… a great opportunity to grow your market!
  • From Angers: you’re less than an hour and a half from Paris, just enough time to review your business plan!
  • From La Roche-sur-Yon: In total, 11 train options per day connect you to Paris.
  • You can get to Laval and the virtual & augmented reality market in just 1 hour and 13 minutes from Paris, with 14 train options per day!

Source: oui.sncf

3 – Nantes Airport: get your business off the ground!

The largest international airport in Western France serving 6.2 million passengers in 2018, Nantes Airport has posted the strongest growth of French regional airports over the last six years.

Nantes Airport offers more than 120 destinations on one of the 27 airlines operating in Nantes. 28 weekly flights connect Nantes to Paris (Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport).

Sources: Convention Bureau Nantes Saint-Nazaire and CRIEP

4 – The largest port in Western France, Nantes-Saint-Nazaire’s Atlantic façade broadens your horizons

The history of Nantes has always been located at the crossroads of overland and waterway linkages. With traffic up 27% over two years, the Port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire is the 4th largest Port Authority and a real commercial hub on the Atlantic.

The figures speak for themselves

4th largest Port Authority

30 million tonnes of total annual traffic


3,000 ship calls

per year

Source: CRIEP

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