South of the Loire River

So close yet so far. This is one way to sum up Trentemoult. This neighbouring village is connected to Nantes via shuttle boat. Though the journey is short, you’ll feel like you’re setting off on a great adventure once you step on the ferry. Trentemoult offers a radical change of scenery. It’s a colourful bubble where time has stopped, and where you can wander to your heart’s content.

For residents of Nantes, this former home to fisherman and Cape Horners from the town of Rezé is an essential stop on any Sunday stroll. Trentemoult can be reached by bike — there’s a “Bicloo” bike-sharing station on quai Marcel-Boissard — or shuttle boat, and it immediately feels like a human-sized French Riviera. With its narrow alleyways, getting lost is as much fun for kids as it is for adults. Stroll in silence down the winding paths that take you among its colourful houses. Your reward? A drink, lunch, or dinner at one of the many restaurants and cafés gracing its quays.
By venturing even further out into Rezé, let yourself be guided by some of architecture’s greatest figures.
Truly, Trentemoult is a window that opens onto an innovative and surprising world, where you’ll find something unexpected at every street corner.

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