Estuaire

From Nantes to the port of Saint-Nazaire, along the 60 kilometres that make up the Loire estuary connecting them, Estuaire is a unique collection of contemporary art works unlike any other in France.

Created in situ, each work in this permanent collection guides visitors towards an extraordinary place or noteworthy site: a house in the Loire (Maison dans la Loire by Jean-Luc Courcoult), a limp boat (Erwin Wurm), a starry garden (Jardin étoilé by Kinya Maruyama), a sea snake (Serpent d’océan by Huang Yong Ping), or a series of triangles (Suite de triangles by Felice Varini).

Every site can be accessed freely. From April to October, a cruise boat leaving from Nantes sails to Saint-Nazaire and allows visitors to also discover the river and its banks.

Crédit : © Bernard Renoux/LVAN

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In Couëron: La Maison dans la Loire
Jean-Luc Courcoult

Misconceivable
Crédit : © Philippe Piron /LVAN

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In Le Pellerin: Misconceivable – aka, the “limp boat”
Erwin Wurm

Crédit : © Franck Tomps / LVAN
Crédit : © Franck Tomps / LVAN

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In Cordemais : Villa Cheminée.
Tatzu Nishi

Le Jardin étoilé
Crédit : © Philippe Piron /LVAN.

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In Paimboeuf : Le Jardin étoilé.
Kinya Maruyama

Le Serpent d’océan
Crédit : © Franck Tomps / LVAN

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In Saint-Brévin-les-pins : Le Serpent d’océan.
Huang Yong Ping

Suite de triangles
Crédit : ©Martin LAUNAY / Ville de Saint-Nazaire

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In Saint-Nazaire : Suite de triangles.
Felice Varini

FYI

Sleep

  • La Villa Cheminée, œuvre de Tatzu Nishi, Cordemais – + 33 (0)2 72 64 04 79
  • Château du Pé, chambres d’artistes, Saint-Jean-de-Boiseau – +33 (0)6 38 44 49 98

Cruise Nantes > St-Nazaire

Cruising on the river Loire down to the ocean from july to october. From Nantes to the port of Saint-Nazaire you will see unique points of view on the villages, the flora and fauna, the works of the estuary route. On board, a guide comments on your discovery: the places, their stories, their stakes …
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Full travel guide

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