The Voyage à Nantes art festival

With more than hundred works of art spread over more 20km and linked together by a green line on the ground, Le Voyage à Nantes has been part of Nantes' cultural landscape since 2012. Every summer, the course is reopened and enhanced to give the city and its surroundings an artistic facelift. The festival takes place in Nantes in july and august, 7 days a week.

Organised along a green line snaking through the city, the Voyage à Nantes takes visitors on an artistic journey throughout the summer months. Artists and creators, gardeners and cooks are all invited to express themselves in public spaces, and with 60 'stages' linking the entire cultural programme, the city will feel even more crazy than usual!

The range and contrast is vast: there are works hidden on street corners, impressive heritage landmarks, city must-sees and unknown treasures, adornments of historic alleyways and contemporary architecture, urban viewpoints and incredible sunset vistas over the estuary.

Details on the 2023 festival

Details on the 2023 festival. Celebrating its 12th anniversary this year, the festival is set to take place from July 1 until September 3.

For two months, art will take over the cité des ducs de Bretagne.

This year 2023, you can enjoy artistic flair from Leopold & Till Rabus, Sanam Khatibi, Barthélémy Toguo… Don’t miss the exhibitions : Suzanne Valadon at the Musée d’arts, Gengis Khan at the castle of the dukes of Brittany.

Permanent works

Some of the city's own permanent works have become true emblems of Nantes, such as Les Anneaux by Daniel Buren and Patrick Bouchain adorning the Quai des Antilles, Le Bevédère de l’Hermitage by Kawamata, different artistic playgrounds : (Feydball by Barré Lambot architects, Ping Pong Park by Laurent Perbos, l’Arbre à basket by A/LTA, On va marcher sur la lune by Detroit Architectes and Bruno Peinado, La colline by Appelle-moi Papa)

Take advantage of the Voyage à Nantes to discover the city's surroundings, notably by following the different stages of the Voyage dans le vignoble, from Nantes to Clisson, or the Estuaire route, which offers cruises from Nantes to the port of Saint-Nazaire. During the crossing, you can admire the works of internationally renowned artists in dialogue with the landscape.


July 1 to September 3, 2023
Throughout Nantes, along the green line through the city
Mostly free access


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