Park and garden
Île de Versailles
Japanese garden in Nantes

Hire an electric-powered Ruban Vert boat (license not required), or a canoe to see large parts of the river that are unreachable by road.

This 1.7 hectare artificial island created in 1831, originally used by Naval tanners and carpenters, was turned into a Japanese style garden from 1983 onwards. The layout of the rockeries and water falls intertwine 3 Japanese inspired buildings.

The “Maison de l“Erdre” encloses a Zen garden and serves as avenue for river-life exhibitions.  

No dogs allowed

Île de Versailles, Nantes
Maison de l'Erdre, Nantes

Activities on the Erdre

From the Ile de Versailles
From March to October

Continuing the journey