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Location address: France, Pays de la Loire, Nantes
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Nantes (French pronunciation: [nɑ̃t]) (Breton: Naoned, Gallo: Naunnt) is a city in West France, located on the Loire River, 50 km (31 mi) from the Atlantic coast. The city is the 6th largest in France, while its metropolitan area ranks 6th with nearly 900,000 inhabitants.
Jean Graton, the author of the cartoon character Michel Vaillant, was born in Nantes on August 10, 1923. He moved to Belgium just after the Worldwar and started drawing cartoon characters. In 1957, he created his succesful characters “Michel Vaillant”, the motorchampion “Julie Wood” and “Steve Warson”. They came together in the album “Paris-Dakar” of “Michel Vaillant”.