What’s Happening in Nantes

The 1st of May Farmers Market

The 1st of May Farmers Market

If you’re looking for something a little different to do this May 1st Bank Holiday Tuesday then why not take a trip to the farm (La Ferme de la Pannetière). One issue if you’re trying to take public transport is that the TAN won’t be running (At...
The Carnaval de Nuit is tonight

The Carnaval de Nuit is tonight

If you’re looking for something to do tonight you can’t go far wrong with the Carnaval de Nuit. It has previously been postponed due to protests. Tonight it still looks like it’s going ahead though it looks like the students will be out protesting...
Christine and the Queens to play Nantes in December

Christine and the Queens to play Nantes in December

I’d be surprised if you’ve never heard of Christine and the Queens. If you’ve not? Then I’d like to think you’re in for a treat. Have a listen below. Christine and the Queens will be touring from October 2018. Cities include Dublin /...
The night time carnaval is rescheduled to the 27th April

The night time carnaval is rescheduled to the 27th April

Just a quick update. The night time carnaval which was postponed Saturday due to the Manif is now going to happen on Friday the 27th of April at 21:30. I wonder if Friday was chosen as there probably won’t be any protests happening that day. Oh well I’ll...
The Flea Market season is upon us

The Flea Market season is upon us

Well the Flea Market season is well and truly upon us. I say this constantly but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I love that wooden chessboard I picked up for 50 cents. The unopened lego ambulance I picked up for 5 quid (instead of 30 new). The...
The night time Parade / Carnaval on Saturday is postponed!

The night time Parade / Carnaval on Saturday is postponed!

We couldn’t make it to last weeks parade or to the one on Wednesday with work commitments. We were planning on heading along tomorrow though. Now it looks like it is postponed due to protests (again) with the new night time date to be announced this evening....
The Annual Trentemoult Vide Grenier / Flea Market

The Annual Trentemoult Vide Grenier / Flea Market

Today is the Annual 1st Sunday of April Flea Market in Trentemoult. Flea markets are big in France and I suspect this is one of the bigger ones in Nantes with 200 – 300 people selling their goods. You’ll have kids selling their old toys .. people selling...
It’s the 28th Spanish Film Festival in Nantes

It’s the 28th Spanish Film Festival in Nantes

If you’re Spanish or Spanish speaking and living in Nantes you’ll probably already know this. If not and movies are your thing then the 28th Spanish Film festival launched yesterday You can find more details on their...
The great Easter egg hunt is on in Nantes

The great Easter egg hunt is on in Nantes

Whether you’re Catholic / Protestant / Jewish / Muslim … I don’t really care! We’re talking about magical bunnies delivering chocolate eggs!!!  If you are looking for something to do this weekend with the kids the Secours populaire ( a charity...
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...