Seek out this truly unique shopping experience in the hands of Nantes’ l’Epicier d’Art gallery. Situated next to Saint Nicolas’ church right in the centre of Nantes, this wonderful art shop offers a constant large selection of paintings, photos, and sketches, created by over 600 local artists. Prices are kept low so that art lovers after a bargain will be able to take advantage and buy a special gift to take home, or indulge for themselves.
LA MAISON DE LA MARIONNETTE THEATRE
Welcome to a world of fantasy and fairytale characters at la Maison de la Marionnette theatre, right in the centre of Nantes. For over seventy years, this famous puppet theatre has put on exciting interactive shows from all over the world, inviting the audience to participate and create their own marionettes. During summer, the performances take place in the middle of the beautiful park Le Jardin des Plantes, where you can watch the puppets work their magic in a cloud of fragrance from exotic plants and flowers in a dreamy natural setting.
LE BISTROT À GILLES
Located in Nantes’ beautiful old town, Le Bistrot à Gilles brings an original touch to the finest French cuisine, offered at affordable prices. Their varied selection includes many local recipes, such as the mackerel tart or the LU biscuits. The friendly staff makes you welcome the moment you step in, and the comfortable atmosphere means you can really relax. Highly recommended by the locals and critics, Le Bistrot à Gilles is one of Nantes’ culinary treasures.