Gathering places
Quai Ceineray
Bateau-Lavoir
On the Erdre

Known and loved by locals, as ”the place to be” once the weather is clement and you feel like get- ting a drink by the water without having to leave downtown.

Inspired by the many laundry boats that once floated along the Erdre River in the 19th century, the Bateau Lavoir is the brainchild of François Delarozière and Pierre Oréfice, co-creators of the Machine de l’Île.

In a bohemian atmosphere this guinguette (open-air café and dance hall) welcomes the public for tapas in the evening and gets into “Retour du marché” mode on Sundays at lunch, where you can have a drink while enjoying what you’ve just purchased at the Talensac Market.

Concerts programmed at cocktail hour on certain nights.