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.