A view between nature, industry and art
Estuaire is an artistic adventure divided into three parts, with its epilogue scheduled for 2012. Each of edition (2007-2009-2012) gives worldwide artists the opportunity to create perennial artworks in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and all along the Loire estuary. Each installation, fascinating as it is, will inspire our perception of the landscape, and will draw a different perspective on an exceptional natural environment. For Estuaire 2009, Tatzu Nishi produced his first perennial creation at Cordemais. Referring to the imposing “iron castle”, he created an identical copy of one of the tower of the power station:a 15m high tower on the riverbank. At its top, visitors will be able to rest and to enjoy the viewpoint in a little garden. Visually stunning, Tatzu Nishi’s piece engages with our ability to imagine reality. It starts like a Jules Verne’s novel: where does this house come from? Are the power station’s chimneys copies of this relic?
The Villa Cheminée is a small house about 16m² with one bedroom with a double bed, a small kitchen with chimney, bathroom and toilets.
A caution of 500 euros will be taken at your arrival.
A visit without sleeping there?
Visit on Sunday from 2pm to 6pm except in case of strong winds.
Limited capacity (possibility of queuing). Free access.
Sanitary measures: capacity limited to 10 people, regular cleaning of surfaces.
Closed to visitors between Christmas Sunday and the February holidays.
lieu dit "le grand quartier" 44360 Cordemais
How to get there?
Reception at the Villa Cheminée at 5pm / Sunday at 6pm – this time cannot be changed. We would be grateful if you could arrange to arrive at the appointed time.
145€ on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, French school holidays, eve of public holidays and public holidays. Cancellation without charge possible up to 48 hours before your arrival.
Access to the pavilion only via a large steel staircase (75 steps).
A whole collection!
Artist designed room – Amiral Hotel
Artist designed room – Cambronne Hotel
Artist designed room – Oceania hotel de France
Artist designed room – Okko Hotel
Artist room – Mercure Nantes Centre Grand Hotel
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