Urban planning of the 18th and 19th centuries
The entire industrial and financial success of Nantes has shaped this stylish part of the town. Even though it felt the effects of the bombing raids in the last world war, it remains one of the finest examples of 18th and 19th century urban planning. Named Graslin after its developer, it was designed by the architects Ceineray and Crucy.
Coming off the shopping streets into the semi-pedestrian area you will find an array of pleasant terrace tables, chic boutiques, and Nantes heritage monuments.
Classy boutiques in a historic monument
It’s a haven for shoppers needing a fix and has inspired many artists, the film-maker Demy and the designer Tardi....
It makes along with the walking-gardens of the ‘cours Cambronne’ and the Graslin square a beautiful example of neo-...
A joyful example of Art Nouveau
Emblem of the culture of Nantes, high place of taste, greed and savoir vivre.
An urban, political and art project
An impressive 400 meter-long walkway under the quayside, from the Victor-Schoelcher passage to the Anne-de-Bretagne...
For animal-lovers : collections of zoology, wildlife, mineralogy
Among the top few in France for its number of its specimens
Take a look back at the printing trade
Take a look back at the printing trade in an authentic atmosphere, with the smells of lead and ink. You can operate...