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Le Voyage à Nantes 2017

Published on July 06 2017
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In Nantes, the start of the summer heralds the arrival of more than just sunny weather. For the sixth consecutive year, it also marks the unveiling of a series of high quality works of art, in the form of the wonderful Voyage à Nantes.

Sunshine and art: what better excuse could you possibly need to book a weekend break to Brittany this summer?

 

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For the uninitiated, the Voyage à Nantes is built around one simple concept: every year, works of art – both temporary and permanent – are placed on display along a green trail that runs for 12 km through the centre of Nantes.

Newcomers and repeat visitors alike can benefit from this unique way to (re)discover the city. The artistic treasure trail connects Nantes’ most iconic landmarks, as well as passing through hidden backstreets and unexpected sites that have each been brought to life for the occasion.

Once again this year, the programme is bursting with a whole host of surprises: as well as the reopening of the Musée d’Arts after six years of renovation works, nearly 50 installations will be spread out across the capital of the Loire region between 1 July and 27 August.

Highlights will include three works by Laurent Pernot, Boris Chouvellon and Nicolas Darrot, which will be on display at the Place Royale, Place du Bouffay and Place Graslin respectively.

 


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Meanwhile, those in search of true originality – and not to mention a touch of fantasy – should head straight to the Château des Ducs, where a 50 metre slide has been erected on the castle wall. With a total drop of 12 metres, however, children will be disappointed to discover that this is one toy that is exclusively reserved for adults!

 

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Fortunately, the little ones will not have to go far to shrug off their disappointment. The Jardin des Plantes is the setting for a brand new playground designed by Claude Ponti, the starting point for a family stroll bursting with “poetry and colours”.

 

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Fortunately, the little ones will not have to go far to shrug off their disappointment. The Jardin des Plantes is the setting for a brand new playground designed by Claude Ponti, the starting point for a family stroll bursting with “poetry and colours”.
 

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Finally, returning visitors may well be familiar with the work of Pick Up Production. Invited back for a third consecutive year, the collective are offering a meditation on confinement in the form of an installation in the city’s former prison.
Opening triumphantly with the Nuit du VAN on 1 July, the Voyage à Nantes is quite simply an unmissable event for all visitors to the city this summer.

 

Link to the full programme

 

 

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