Nantes is the sixth largest city in France and the capital of the Pays de la Loire region of the country. It is also still widely regarded as the capital of the former Brittany region of the country, and even today its importance throughout North West France is very much felt. With its famous port area, Nantes has much to offer in terms of restaurants, serving rich food from throughout the region as well as a number of cultural institutions like museums and galleries. Hiring a car from Nantes Airport means that all of the city's attractions are within easy reach, as is the rest of the region and beyond.