Art trail Estuaire Nantes<>Saint-Nazaire
A permanent open-air collection of 30 original artworks.
Ever since 2007, installations created by internationally renowned artists in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and along the banks of the river Loire, have led visitors to unusual sites. Whether in Nantes or Saint-Nazaire, Estuaire provides you the opportunity to stroll around and discover the historic and contemporary heritage of both cities on the estuary, discover the beauty of the Loire river and the diversity of the surrounding landscapes. Rich wildlife reserves rub shoulders with gigantic industrial buildings and maritime heritage. Discovering the installations by the land will not only give you the opportunity to get a close look at the artworks, but also will make you feel the unique spirit of the estuary. Estuaire is also a political and touristic project, specifically aiming to accompany and stimulate the foundation of the Nantes – Saint-Nazaire metropolis, and using the physical line drawn by the Loire river as the basis of a tour full of secrets. The strength of Estuaire is also to be at the meeting point of all partners, environmental associations, industries, farmers, local professional bodies, fishermen, hunters and the Coastal Protection Agency: all working hand in hand to increasingly make of the estuary a European touristic destination.
Estuaire is now a collection of 30 artworks : an open-air arts trail to discover all year long.