a seaport in and the capital of Loire-Atlantique, in W France, at the mouth of the Loire River.
Edict of, French History. a law, promulgated by Henry IV in 1598, granting considerable religious and civil liberty to the Huguenots: revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.
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How to use Nantes in a sentence
Nantes is among France’s fastest-growing small cities, quickly becoming a thriving nerve center for neo-bistros, bakeries, and wine bars.
In France, the death toll has been lower: One young man killed in the city of Nantes.
“To search for an explanation is to prepare oneself to excuse the inexcusable,” Sarkozy said at a rally in Nantes.Why Toulouse Terror Fears Won’t Help Sarkozy With Voters | Tracy McNicoll | March 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Camusot de Marville had been president of the Court of Nantes.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
He lived at Nantes, and in his old age had married a frivolous young woman, to whom he turned over the conduct of affairs.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The Archbishop went off to Nantes and afterwards found his way to Scotland, where he suffered imprisonment.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
Monsieur, I came to warn you that the diligence for Nantes will pass at six o'clock, and they have come for M. David's baggage.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
"Look not in that direction, my child," answered sadly the townsman of Nantes, turning around to his daughter.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for Nantes
a port in W France, at the head of the Loire estuary: scene of the signing of the Edict of Nantes and of the Noyades (drownings) during the French Revolution; extensive shipyards, and large metallurgical and food processing industries. Pop: 270 251 (1999)
history See Edict of Nantes
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