The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Capital of the department of Loire-Inférieure, North-West France, on the Loire, 35 m. from the sea; its fine streets, handsome buildings, and historical associations make it one of the most interesting cities in France; the cathedral and the ducal castle date from the 15th century; shipbuilding, sugar-refining, and hardware are the staple industries, while an active shipping trade is kept up with the colonies.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Nantes'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/n/nantes.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.