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Nantes News

Dragon spotted prowling streets of French city

Nantes - A massive mechanical dragon this week took to the streets of Nantes, France's sixth largest city, located at the mouth of the river Loire in western France.

France: Crowds drawn to once-in-a-decade glory of 'Titan's Penis'

Nantes - They were queuing in their hundreds, last week, in Nantes in western France as the city hosted an unusual attraction: an enormous flower known as "Titan's Penis" that blooms only once a decade.

Furore as male pupils invited to wear skirts to school in France

Nantes - Education authorities in the city of Nantes, western France are under fire after critics suggested a school's campaign against sexism meant 27 high schools in the Nantes area were inviting male pupils to wear skirts to classes Friday, May 16.

French street theatre group fizzing at Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus ad

Nantes - French theatre group Royal de Luxe were shocked to discover Coca-Cola’s latest advert featuring a giant sized Santa Claus puppet being brought to life. The giant Santa bears a striking resemblance to Royal de Luxe’ own creations.

Nantes, France takes over as European Green Capital 2013

Nantes - At a ceremony in Brussels yesterday the city of Nantes, western France became European Green Capital 2013 succeeding Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain. During the year Nantes is green capital of Europe, the city will promote environmentally friendly urban living.

Job vacancy: Pilot for elephant, no previous experience expected

Nantes - Les Machines de l'Ile, one of the major attractions in Nantes in Western France, is seeking applicants for the post of piloting its giant mechanical elephant.

Live like a rodent at the French 'hamster hotel'

If you've ever had the urge to spend a night or two as a hamster, you need to visit Nantes, France. For around $150 a night, you can do everything a hamster does, from spinning on a wheel to eating the animal's food to sleeping on a pile of hay.
 

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Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore  western France
Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, western France
Press Office, Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
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The Great Elephant of Nantes on parade
The Great Elephant of Nantes on parade
djembali via Flickr Creative Commons
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The 1.6 meter specimen of Amorphophallus Titanum at Jardin des Plantes in Nantes  France. The flower...
The 1.6 meter specimen of Amorphophallus Titanum at Jardin des Plantes in Nantes, France. The flower only blooms once every 10 years and smells like rotting flesh.
Ville de Nantes
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Major celebrates his 49th birthday at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore  Western France
Major celebrates his 49th birthday at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Western France
Press Office, Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
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Long Ma  a giant mechanical dragon to be presented by France to China  is put through its paces in N...
Long Ma, a giant mechanical dragon to be presented by France to China, is put through its paces in Nantes.
YouTube ScreenGrab - Fair Use
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Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
Press Office Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
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Two mechanical spiders  previously created by La Machine  do battle
Two mechanical spiders, previously created by La Machine, do battle
La Machine - Jordi Bover
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Les Machines de l Ile s most famous denizen the Great Elephant of Nantes  France
Les Machines de l'Ile's most famous denizen the Great Elephant of Nantes, France
Les Machines de L'Ile - Press
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Le Carrousel des Mondes Marins  the Marine Worlds Carousel  in Nantes  France
Le Carrousel des Mondes Marins, the Marine Worlds Carousel, in Nantes, France
Les Machines de L'Ile - Press
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The Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne in the centre of Nantes. The moat  which is now castle gardens  for...
The Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne in the centre of Nantes. The moat, which is now castle gardens, forms one of the green spaces in the centre of the city of Nantes.
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Close-up of Titan s Penis flower  also known as the corpse flower due to its malodorous scent  in bl...
Close-up of Titan's Penis flower, also known as the corpse flower due to its malodorous scent, in bloom at Jardin des Plantes in Nantes, France. The plant blooms only once in a decade
Ville de Nantes
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