20.000 places around the world


This website is published by Nantes Métropole. It is managed by the Jules Verne Museum, in collaboration with the DRN anf the DGIRC departments.

Publication manager: Marie Masson, Director of the Jules Verne Museum
Technical management: Digital Resources Department
Site manager: Jules Verne Museum
Design, original idea and content writing: Jean Demerliac

Design and graphics: Opixido
Hosting: Sigma Informatique
Simplified joint stock company
8 rue Newton CS 84533 – 44245 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre Cedex – France
Telephone: +332 40 37 14 00

Intellectual property

This website is the property of Nantes Métropole. The photographs, texts, slogans, drawings, images, animated sequences with or without sound, logos, icons and graphic chips of this application are its property or the property of third parties who have authorised the City of Nantes and/or Nantes Métropole to use them. Consequently, and in application of articles L.111-1 and L.335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code, any partial or total reproduction of one of these elements without the explicit authorisation of an authorised person representing “Nantes Métropole – Direction Générale de l’Information et de la Relation au Citoyen” is prohibited and constitutes an infringement liable to prosecution.

Terms and conditions of use

This document sets out the General Terms and Conditions of Use of the Application that each “User”, whether an individual or a legal entity, undertakes to respect.

On the date of first use of the Application by the User, the General Conditions of Use of the Application are deemed to have been read, accepted and applicable. Nantes Métropole reserves the right to make any changes it deems useful or necessary to the General Conditions of Use of the Application and undertakes to inform the User when a new version is made available.
The General Terms and Conditions of Use of the Application, both original and as amended, apply in their entirety to the User throughout the period of use of the Application.

What is carto.julesverne.nantemetropole.fr?

This internet service, called “Application”, is a tool for finding out about and referencing places of memory dedicated to Jules Verne and his work. The aim of this interactive map is to demonstrate the international scope of the cultural heritage of the author of Extraordinary Journeys.

Its initial content is based on the research work of Jean Demerliac, and is intended to be enriched by contributions from users.

Is the Application free to use?

Access to the Application is free, excluding connection costs.

What equipment is needed?

The Application requires an internet connection. The Application is designed to work with a large number of configurations.
However, the Collectivité cannot be held responsible for a total or partial lack of operation or for occasional or non-occasional malfunctions, resulting either from the use of certain hardware or software, or from their inappropriate configuration.

Licence applicable to contributions by users of the site

The user of the site accepts in advance that his or her contribution is governed by the “Creative Commons Zero” licence, implying that he or she waives his or her copyright (to the extent permitted by law). To find out more: https://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/.
However, if Nantes Métropole publishes contributions that are protected as intellectual works, the name of the author and the words “Copyright reserved” are indicated next to these works.

How moderation works

Users’ proposed contributions (texts and associated visuals) are subject to moderation by the Jules Verne Museum, in other words a preliminary examination of the content and form, followed or not by modifications, partial or total, or even no publication on the site.

Privacy policy

We have compiled here all the information relating to the way in which your personal data is protected on our application.

You can consult the privacy policy for general information on the data collected during your visit.

The purpose of this Policy is to answer any questions you may have about the way in which Nantes Métropole, in its capacity as data controller within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”) and the amended French Data Protection Act (Loi Informatique et Libertés), processes your personal data on the carto.julesverne.nantesmetropole.fr website (hereinafter “the application”).

What data does Nantes Métropole process and why?

To whom may your data be communicated?

Nantes Métropole, hereinafter referred to as “the local authority”, is particularly careful to protect your personal data from end to end.

For this reason, the local authority only communicates your personal data to authorised and specified recipients, depending on the nature of the data and in accordance with the provisions of the applicable regulations.

These recipients are as follows: authorised staff within the local authority’s departments and in particular staff from Nantes Métropole’s Digital Resources Department, the website host, a service provider responsible for the security of the application and the service provider responsible for corrective and progressive maintenance.

The local authority requires its service providers to comply with the security rules laid down by the CNIL and the ANSSI, in terms of both technical and organisational aspects, in order to protect your data against any unlawful disclosure, use, modification or destruction.

How long are your details kept?

Connection data (IP address, date and time of connection) is kept for a maximum of 6 months. At the end of these periods, this data is rendered anonymous or deleted.

Is your data transferred outside the European Union?

No. In line with the Metropolitan Data Charter that it has adopted, Nantes Métropole has chosen sub-contractors located in France, as is the case with the application host.

How is the security of your data ensured?

Nantes Métropole takes all appropriate organisational and technical measures as well as all useful precautions to preserve the security and confidentiality of the information you entrust to us, in particular against any accidental loss, deformation, alteration and against any unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure.

Intrusion tests are carried out regularly to detect any security flaws.
Similarly, the technical foundations and bricks as well as the libraries are regularly updated, particularly with a view to correcting any flaws.

What are your rights?

In accordance with article 13 and articles 15 to 22 of the RGPD, Nantes Métropole reminds you that :

How can you exercise your rights?

You can exercise your rights by contacting Nantes Métropole’s Data Protection Officer:

Confidentiality policy relating to cookies

Nantes Métropole is committed to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this confidentiality policy is to give you all the information you need about the cookies used on the carto.julesverne.nantesmetropole.fr website.

In accordance with the Metropolitan Data Protection Charter and the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD), the use of cookies on our application complies with the principle of sobriety and minimisation. Only cookies that are genuinely necessary for the application to function are used.

What are cookies?


According to the CNIL, “a cookie is a small file stored by a server on a user’s terminal (computer, telephone, etc.) and associated with a web domain (i.e. in most cases with all the pages of a single website). This file is automatically sent back when subsequent contacts are made with the same domain.”
Cookies can be of different types depending on the objective: technical cookies, audience measurement cookies, advertising cookies, social network cookies.
They may come from Nantes Métropole or from third parties. Tracers placed by these third parties may use your browsing data for their own purposes, in accordance with their confidentiality policy.

Legal basis

The legal basis for processing personal data via cookies may vary. The use of certain cookies is based on our legitimate interest in ensuring the proper functioning of our website and improving it (art. 6, 1. f) of the GDPR).
The use of other cookies may be based on your consent (art. 6, 1. a) of the GDPR). In this case, they will only be deposited with your consent, in accordance with the recommendations of the CNIL.

What cookies are used on the metropole.nantes.fr website?

The cookies used on this site can be divided into the following categories:

Technical cookies

These cookies are used to store connection information and provide a secure connection. They are necessary for the site to function properly.

Audience measurement and performance cookies

These cookies are used to compile visitor statistics and optimise the operation of the site.
Nantes Métropole uses the service provider AT Internet, some of whose audience measurement cookies are exempt from the requirement to obtain consent, as they meet the requirements laid down by the CNIL.