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France Leg 17 Virtual Journey - Poitiers to Nantes

Virtual Journey - Leg 17 - Poitiers airport to Nantes Atlantique

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Leg 17 - Poitiers airport to Nantes Atlantique, France with FSX and Lionheart Creations Learjet 24B

After driving the trams in Bordeaux we hire a BMW X6 and launch Euro Truck Simulator 2 with Promods to drive from Bordeaux to Poitiers, Airport to get a flight to Nantes.

Map of the Route




The historical heritage of Poitiers features over 80 listed monuments. There are museums that fans of archaeology, the fine arts and even unusual objects can visit. Keen shoppers have a wide choice of major department stores, boutiques and small traditional and craft shops. It has a varied range of restaurants offering inventive cuisine or typical regional dishes.

palais Poitiers hill

Over 3,000 shows are organised each year for all types of audiences: film festivals, street art festivals, the “Polychromies” illumination of the cathedral, urban guided tours, etc. The range of leisure activities is dense and varied, with many sports, games, discovery rambles and nature walks to be enjoyed. The capital of the Poitou-Charentes region is decidedly a rich, authentic and lively city on a human scale, one which proudly preserves its quality of life.

Poiters Airport

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Nantes Atlantique Airport

Nantes Atlantique Airport (IATA: NTE, ICAO: LFRS) (French: Aéroport Nantes Atlantique, formerly known as Aéroport Château Bougon) is an international airport serving Nantes, France. It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southwest of the city, in Bouguenais.

It is currently the largest airport in the west of France, with a maximum capacity of three million passengers a year.In 2013, the airport handled 3,930,849 passengers, an increase of 8.2% compared to 2012.

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Nantes airport owes its origins to a military airfield, conceived in 1928 on part of the current site. In 1936/7 the Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques de l'Ouest opened an aircraft factory adjacent to the airfield, initially building MB.210 bombers, followed by M.S.406 fighters and LeO 45 bombers. In 1939 the first paved runway was constructed, with a length of 900 m (2,953 ft).

After the war the airfield was again put into service by the French Air Force. The aircraft factory was rebuilt, and has since built sections of the Vautour fighter and the Caravelle airliner, before becoming part of Airbus. In 1951 the first commercial operations started, with a new terminal built between 1954 and 1960 and runway extensions to cater for larger aircraft.

Nantes Atlantique is currently the largest airport in the west of France; however it can only handle three million passengers a year and cannot be expanded because it is too close to the city. It is therefore currently planned that it will be replaced by a new Aéroport du Grand Ouest, situated 30 km (19 mi) to the north-west of Nantes in the 'commune' of Notre-Dame-des-Landes. The €580 million project was approved in February 2008, with construction expected to start in 2014 and an opening date in 2017.

Simulator used:

FSX Steam Edition


Lionheart Learjet 24B

FTX Orbx


Screenshots of the journey in Bordeux, France