Parc des Chantiers / Les Machines de l’Île
Café de la Branche
Have a drink and see an elephant go by!

Have your lunch while watching the Grand Elephant stroll on by from the comfort of a covered terrace.

You can enjoy a traditional breakfast or lunch.

The chef’s “back from the market” menu – with a choice of fish, a traditional dish or grilled meat – or one of our homemade pies.

Or, have a snack on the weekend. Depending on the season, enjoy: homemade quiches, bruschetta, salads, freshly made sandwiches… as well as hot dogs and panini sandwiches in the summer.

For your late-afternoon coffee break : muffins, brownies, shortbread, or donuts are available, with locally produced regional beverages.

Nantes is transforming

Nantes is changing to become an even more ecological, inclusive, and dynamic city. To do this, new public works will reinforce our already existing ecofriendly modes of transport: new tram lines, green zones for pedestrians and cyclists, and more. From 2024, these major urban projects will disrupt traffic around Les Machines de l’Île and Parc des Chantiers, with the Pont Anne-de-Bretagne bridge closed off to cars (the bridge will remain accessible to pedestrians and cyclists). Solutions will be offered throughout construction to make it easier for everyone to get around, like: increased frequency of several public transport lines, more Naolib bike-share bicycles, and more parking spots in park-and-ride lots.

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