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Nantes

From the Château des ducs de Bretagne to the Passage Pommeraye, from the Musée d’arts to the Galerie des machines, every street in Nantes reveals its historical, architectural and artistic wealth. The city surprises visitors with its creativity and ability to constantly reinvent and renew itself.

Discovering the former city of Brittany’s dukes means enjoying exceptional architectural heritage, discovering contemporary artwork in random streets, and strolling around “the only city in France where I feel like something worthwhile might happen to me.” (André Breton).

Crédit : Feipel et Bechameil, mechanics of the absent revolution, 2017 casino forum d'art contemporain luxembourg © Andrès Lejona

HAB GALERIE

MARTINE FEIPEL ET JEAN BECHAMEIL – AUTOMATIC REVOLUTION
8 AUGUST – 27 SEPTEMBER 2020

Together, Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil create installations which open onto the world, where illusion, imagination, instability and the irrational erupt in our controlled and overly regulated world. These sculptors – but also researchers and amateur engineers – are deeply sensitive to the world’s beauty and theatricality, creating art work with an approach that is sociohistorical, aesthetic, political and technical. They will fill the spaces of the HAB Galerie with an exhibition whose manifesto is “a wild takeover of industrial robotics that will be used towards non-productive ends.” Designed to be a whole, and a living sculpture, this exhibition is a ballet of art works showcased to repeat themselves ad infinitum.

Crédit : Tadashi Kawamata, belvédère de l’hermitage, le voyage à Nantes 2019 © Martin Argyroglo

LE VOYAGE À NANTES

8 AUGUST – 27 SEPTEMBER 2020

Every year, Le Voyage à Nantes enhances its sensorial and poetic urban itinerary by inviting artists, creators, and architects to express themselves in public spaces. All along the green line that has been painted on the ground, the city is turned upside down by art!

CHÂTEAU DES DUCS DE BRETAGNE

EXPOSITION LU : UN SIÈCLE D’INNOVATION
26 JUN 2020 – 3 JANUARY 2021

In Spring 2020, the goal of this exhibition will be to present a part of the rich, original heritage of the Lefèvre-Utile (LU) company conserved at the museum: objects, drawings, paintings, most of which are unknown to the public. It will highlight the notions of creativity, innovation and modernity that are so dear to the company’s spirit.

CHÂTEAU DES DUCS DE BRETAGNE

EXPOSITION GENGIS KHAN
17 OCTOBER 2020 – 9 MAY 2021

This exhibition – presented for the first time in France – is dedicated to the historical figure of one of history’s greatest conquerors: Genghis Khan. From the Mongolian plains to the southernmost tip of China, from the Pacific Ocean to the limits of the Middle East, Genghis Khan and his Mongolian army would go on to build an immense empire in 13th century AD. With the presentation of a fascinating collection coming to us from the Inner Mongolia Museum (China), the exhibition looks at the extraordinary constructions and heritage of the great Mongol rulers.

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Where to eat

A selection of restaurants in Nantes, its outskirts, and its surrounding vineyards are yours to discover on www.lestablesdenantes.fr. Our Top 4 are: L’Aménité – Auberge de la Madelaine – Roza – Sources

The whole itinerary

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