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La Cantine du Voyage

This fun and lively restaurant was created for the 2013 edition of Le Voyage, and is now on the menu every summer. 

The “Cantine” is housed in a collapsible greenhouse and located on the banks of the Loire, alongside Daniel Buren’s Les Anneaux on Île de Nantes. Large unvarnished wooden tables by Wudthing – a label founded by designer Frank Buschmann – are laid out as if for an enormous banquet. Spread over 2000m2 (21,500 sq. ft.), you’ll find everything you could ever want in this ephemeral space.

La Cantine has been colourfully dressed up by the Nantes-based collective “Appelle-moi papa”. They have chosen to bedeck the space with simple shapes reminiscent of the different vegetal groups:
earthly, marine, organic, tropical, and rural. In this vegetal microcosm, La Cantine invites guests on a surrealist escapade they can venture into as long as they like.

Appelle-moi papa is a collective made up of five graphic designers who chose Nantes as the outlet for their creative drives. With “united we stand” as their motto, Appelle-moi papa play around with images, exploring unique and personal worlds while proudly seeking out originality and anti-conformism.

Appelle-moi papa work with musical groups like Christine & the Queens, French Pickles, or Super Social Jeez, create visual communication for cultural events, and have their own line of T-shirts so that they can wear something in the morning... In a word, Appelle-moi papa have their fingers in many pies!

With the support of les Fermiers d'Ancenis.

© Le Voyage à Nantes, La Cantine, Photo : Philippe Piron


From 9 August, a EU Digital covid certificate will be required to access cafés, bars and restaurants, whether indoors or on the terrace. For more information on acceptable documents, please visit:

Until Sunday 5 September
Restaurant : from Monday to Friday 12.00 - 15.00 and 19.00 - 23.30 / Saturday and Sunday 12.00 to 00.00
Bar : from Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 - 2.00, Sunday and Monday 11.00 - 00.00
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From Monday 6 September, only the bar will be open 7 days a week from 11am to 2am (closing at midnight on Sundays and Mondays). The Hill , playground, is accessible during these opening hours.
One drink offered to Pass Nantes 7 days card holders only : Boisson dans le cadre du pass : Pelforth, lemonade or syrup drink
Single menu : 11€ lunch, 14€ dinner
Quai des Antilles
44200 Nantes

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