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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

Situated in a late-19th century house, the Musée Jules-Verne overlooks the River Loire. The multi-media trail brings Jules Verne’s entire work in all its splendour and diversity to a wider public. Manuscripts, illustrations, posters, and games invite the museumgoer on a journey “to the centre of Jules Vernes’ writing”.

Opening times : closed tuesdays, sundays morning and public holidays.
Opened from 10.00 to 12.00 / 2.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m

Free admission on the 1st sunday of each month from september to june
Guided tour every sunday at 3.00 p.m
Rates : from €1,5 to €3
PASS NANTES : Free access

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PLANÉTARIUM

Its 8m hemispherical dome makes it stand out. There is a nearby park with star gazing games for young children. Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment, the Planetarium reveals to stargazers the heavenly skies in 3-D. 90,000 stars in their actual positions.

Planets and their moons as seen – or to be seen – over a 100,000 year period from the earth and beyond…

Open from monday to friday and sunday afternoons.
Variable opening times

PASS NANTES : free access
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PARC DES OBLATES

Like the green lung of the Loire, the 100th park in Nantes is made up of numerous green spaces, a cemetery, an oratory, open prairies…surrounded by magnificent granite walls. It places great emphasis on biodiversity (century-old, cedar trees, beehives, fruit trees, sheep, and dense forest).

The oblates park, 100th park in nantes is opened from :
8.45 a.m – 5.00 p.m (winter from November 18 to January 14)
8.45 a.m – 6.00 p.m (autumn from 23 October to 17 November)
8.45 a.m – 6.00 p.m (spring from 15 January to 19 March)
8.45 a.m – 7.30 p.m (summer from March 20 to October 22)

Access on the Brianderie ans Fonatine des Baronnies streets.
Mobility through forest is difficult.

www.jardins.nantes.fr / www.seve.nantes.fr.
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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).
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