What’s Happening in Nantes

On your bike! It’s the Bourse aux vélos

On your bike! It’s the Bourse aux vélos

The Bourse aux vélos / Bike sale happens I think it’s twice a year once back in September / October and the other time is today! If you’re looking to pick up a cheap second hand bike then this is for you. In fairness I don’t think the deals are that...
La grande braderie de Nantes 2018

La grande braderie de Nantes 2018

The what now? Every year The city of Nantes organises La grande braderie with around 800 vendors selling their goods at bargain prices to make room for the spring / summer stock. Where? All over the place (mainly the city center) When? Friday the 23rd (in the shops)...
Guided visit to the Glasshouses at the Grand Blottereau

Guided visit to the Glasshouses at the Grand Blottereau

Fancy a free guided visit to the to the Tropical Glasshouses at the Grand Blottereau? You’re in luck 🙂 Wednedays at 15:00 and Saturdays / Sundays and Bank Holidays at 15:00 and 16:30 Spices / Rare Woods and plants more than a century old. I’ll try getting...
La Guerre du Jazz

La Guerre du Jazz

The exhibition La Guerre du Jazz is only on for another few days (it ends on Sunday) I had a quick visit at lunch (it opens at 13:30 during the week and at 14:00 at the weekend) It’s FREE! It’s on display at the Cosmopolis (It’s at the back of the...
First Sunday of the month the museums are free

First Sunday of the month the museums are free

Here’s a reminder that yes this weekend it’s the first Sunday of the month and as such the museums are free in Nantes. This includes: Château des Ducs de Bretagne – Musée d’Histoire de Nantes Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle Musée Jules-Verne...
Activities for kids during the February school holidays

Activities for kids during the February school holidays

If you’ve got kids in school you’ll no doubt know it’s the School Holidays If you don’t … then you may notice that public transport is about to switch from Jour Bleu to Jour Vert on the time tables. Maybe you’re bundling up the kids...
Nantes Carnival Open Days 2018

Nantes Carnival Open Days 2018

Yes it’s the Carnival Open day this weekend, or should that be open days. You can find the workshop at Ateliers Maurice Parois, 188 Route de St Luce à Nantes.  That sounds complicated to get to I hear you say? Well if you’re taking the tram take the line...
Things that go bump in the Jardin des Plantes

Things that go bump in the Jardin des Plantes

In case you’re in the mood for something a little different and FREE Les Nuits Féériques (Nights of the Fairies) is on tonight and tomorrow nightin the Jardin des Plantes (22nd and 23rd September 2017). It kicks off at 9pm and probably runs till around 11pm. The...