Le Voyage à Nantes 2017
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?
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.