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Quartier Chantenay

This former bastion the workers that once filled the shipyards and huge factories along the Loire, Chantenay nonetheless still towers over the city. Its Butte Sainte-Anne, the last mountain spur of the Armoricain Massif, hangs 30 metres above the river banks and offers a bird’s eye view of the Loire and Île de Nantes. Underneath the charm of what appears to be a tiny village hides particularly dense urban life. But, it is only by meandering down its tiny streets that you’ll find the beautiful views it has to offer, or come face-to-face with a young Jules Verne.

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MUSÉE JULES-VERNE
LA FRONTIÈRE INVISIBLE
OLGA BOLDYREFF

Located in a late-19th century house, the Musée Jules-Verne overlooks the Loire. Manuscripts, illustrations, posters, and games invite one to journey “to the centre of Verne’s writing.”

Somewhere between Russia, the country of her parents,
and France, where she was born, the feeling of belonging to an atomized family structure has pushed Olga Boldyreff’s work into a world where “travel” and “quest” are synonymous – a theme dear to Jules Verne. This constant wandering, where her own footsteps meet those of Michel Strogoff, is the story she tells us in La frontière invisible..

guided visit at 3:00 PM.
31 August to 21 September: 10:00 AM – Noon and 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, except Tuesday and Sunday morning.

PASS DU VOYAGE and PASS NANTES: free.
admission: €1.50 to €3. free for under-18.
art gallery Le rayon vert.
© Olga Boldyreff

planetarium

butte sainte-anne
PLANÉTARIUM

For over 30 years, the Planetarium of Nantes has offered the chance to discover the secrets of the universe during special evenings devoted to various themes. Thanks to its excellent projection system, unforgettable journeys to the heart of the solar system, beyond the stars, and even outside our galaxy, await you.

As part of Le Voyage à Nantes, the Planetarium has decided to create a unique and immersive experience into the heart of an artwork. Six short, multi sensory films will be presented: from animation to 3d architecture modelling, by way of the 360° film and an audio-video stroboscopic piece…

Guest artists: VISIONS, Frédéric Arbour / VOYAGE INTÉRIEUR, Joseph Lefèvre, Jan Pienkowski / INNER VOICES, Martin Kusch, Malte Niedringhaus, Franz Schubert, Alexandre St-Onge / TRAME00 : NORD’OST, Francis Théberge, Guillaume Bourrassa / SIX MIL ANTENNAS, Johnny Ranger, Manuel Chantre / PHARM AXE CORP ONE, Mathieu Morasse, Ghislain Lecroulant, Patrick Trudeau, Joe Fiola, Antoine St Maur, Hassan Aziz et Francis Théberge.

ScreenIngS aT 6:00 PM (eVerYDaY excePT SaTUrDaY).
Free enTrance, LIMITeD TO The 51 SeaTS aVaILabLe. nO reSerVaTIOnS.
en ParTenarIaT aVec La SaT MOnTréaL (SOcIéTé DeS arTS TechnOLOgIQUeS).
© Ville de Nantes

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MUSÉE DES COMPAGNONS
DES DEVOIRS UNIS

The residents
SARAH FAUGUET
ET DAVID COUSINARD

Near the top of the Butte Sainte-Anne, the Manoir de la Hautière is an example of Medieval civil architecture, with its large gable decorated with fleuron-adorned ogees, quite likely dating back to the 15th century. Despite its unique charm, very little is known about it, even by the inhabitants themselves. The manor was renovated in 1968 by the Union Compagnonnique, and has since exhibited the masterworks and tools belonging to the Compagnons de la Tour de France.

Artist-duo Sarah Fauguet and David Cousinard love exploring the intrinsic qualities of a particular material, construction techniques, engineering, and skillsets belonging to different time periods. Intrigued by the myriad objects, scale-models, and tools present in this museum, they have decided to conjure up the manor’s ghosts through material and immaterial sculptures directly inspired by the objects already present. By removing elements from one room and placing them in another, they create a scenography of full and empty spaces. A sculptural work in itself.

Entrance on 14, rue Claude Guillon-Verne.
No wheelchair access.
special thanks to l’assOcIaTION dEs cOMpaGNONs dEs dEVOIRs uNIs.
© DR

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BUTTE SAINTE-ANNE
PARC DES OBLATES

RÉCHAUFFEMENT DOMESTIQUE
HEHE

C’est à une énergie qui défraie l’actualité que HeHe s’intéresse ici : les gaz et huiles de schiste. En s’appuyant sur une spectaculaire image du film Gasland qui montre une personne mettre le feu à l’eau qui coule d’un robinet, Helen Evans et Heiko Hansen mettent en lumière – et en débat – une technique employée pour exploiter une énergie : la fracturation hydraulique.

À l’étage de la fruitière, une coulée de lave se répand devant la cheminée, alors que le son inquiétant d’un grand feu parvient à l’extérieur. D’ordinaire domestiqué par l’Homme dans cet objet de confort, le feu prend ici une dimension inquiétante et semble fuir la maîtrise. C’est de la fascination qu’on ressent à la vision de ces œuvres empreintes d’un “romantisme high-tech”.

Œuvre visible de 10h à 19h.
parc ouvert de 8h30 à 20h, 7j/7.

Cheminement difficile dans le bois, pas d’accès à la maison.
pictos_mobiliteAccompagnement recommandé (maison).
© Bernard Renoux

Butte Sainte-Anne
Square Maurice-Schwob

Lunar Tree
Mrzyk & Moriceau

In the room they designed in the Château du Pé for Estuaire, black paint from the ceiling spills onto the walls, and night invades day. The same could be said for their work in general, where dreams seem to take over reality.

Mrzyk & Moriceau’s piece for the cliffs of the Butte Sainte-Anne is their first autonomous sculpture. Lunar Tree takes the form of a dead 12-metre / 40-foot tall, immaculate white tree. By day, when seen from Square Maurice-Schwob, it rises out of the river, while at night, from the tip of Île de Nantes, a halo of light glows from each of the tree’s branches, surging out against the black background.

VISIBLE DAY AND NIGHT.
FROM THE SAME ARTISTS: Est-il bien prudent
d’envoyer des messages aux extraterrestres ?

château du Pé, Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau.

WORK CREATED FOR ESTUAIRE 2012 AS PART OF A PUBLIC COMMISSION BY THE MINISTÈRE DE LA CULTURE ET DE LA COMMUNICATION – DRAC DES PAYS DE LA LOIRE. WITH SUPPORT FROM EIFFAGE IMMOBILIER, PARTNER OF ESTUAIRE, AND le SERVICE DES ESPACES VERTS ET DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT DE LA VILLE DE NANTES. SPECIAL THANKS TO TMC INNOVATION (STUDIES AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN).
© bernard renoux