Museums, exhibitions, sport, evenings: the weekend program in Nantes


The Nantes Arts Museum is one of the must-see weekend outings.
The Nantes Arts Museum is one of the must-see weekend outings. (© Corinne Chauvigné / News Nantes)

The fall weather shouldn’t stop you from enjoying your weekend. The outdoor walk could be hampered by the capricious weather.

From Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 August 2021, several events are taking place at Nantes (Loire-Atlantique): exhibitions, parties or sporting activities, there is something for everyone!

Exhibitions not to be missed

Many cultural activities are exhibited in the various museums of Nantes. Here is a non-exhaustive list of events that are worth seeing.

  • The exhibition Hypnosis to Nantes arts museum, retraces the cultural history of hypnosis through all fields of art (reservation required on site or online).

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  • The castle of the Dukes of Brittany welcomes the work of Japanese artist Toshihiro Hamano: The illustrated life of Prince Shotokou. A colossal work exhibited on the sidelines of the exhibition, Spirit and form of Japan.
  • At the Jules Verne museum, you will be able to contemplate the exhibition Jules Verne-The extraordinary journey to Nantes, which offers you an offbeat tour of Nantes.
  • At the Natural History Museum still stands on Reign of Silence, a cultural event where you can observe sculptures celebrating the kingdom of the living

You will be able to access these events from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on presentation of a health pass.

Sports practice

Throughout the city, various free sports activities are offered in urban or natural environment, as part of the « Estives – playground ».

  • Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August, discovery of climbing at the Aubin square in 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.. There will be an additional slot Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An initiation which will take place under the supervision of the collective of Nantes climbing instructors, Oz’Aleo.
  • Sunday August 8, workout at the Grand Blottereau park from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., organized by Free Athletes.

These sports activities are free and without registration.

And also…

  • Saturday August 7 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., takes place the first edition of Balapapa at the Cloud Station in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, on Île Forget (boulevard des Pas Enchantés). An evening to dance to the music of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. The health pass is compulsory.
  • Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August: a parent-child workshop around the botanical drawing, with Anaïs Beaupoux and Isabelle Le Bihan.
  • Contemplate the sky, since this weekend is the night of the stars. August is the best month for stargazing.

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