Gathering places, Park and garden
Quai des plantes

Guinguette and ephemeral nursery on the banks of the Loire.

The City of Nantes has installed an ephemeral, open-air nursery on the banks of the Loire River. Here, the public can stroll and discover the 1500 different species of trees that will be planted in the city’s future urban projects.

All summer, the banks of the Loire are transformed into a plant nursery, a guinguette, deckchairs, picnic tables and a plant market. People can eat, dance and have a drink on this dock where sailors landed seeds and plants imported colonies from the 17th century. The walking area, with its tree squares and benches-loungers, will remain accessible to the public all winter.

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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