Quality Hotel & Suites Nantes Atlantique
27 rue du Chemin Rouge
Phone: (33) 2 14000789
Fax: (33) 2 14000780
Names after Louis Fonteneau, former President of the FC Nantes football club, Stade de la Beaujoire- Louis Fonteneau is also the home turf of the football club. The stadium underwent a makeover for the 1998 Football World Cup. Besides football many rugby matches along with musical concerts have also taken place here. Names such as Dire Straits, U2 etc have performed here on previous occasions.
The Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau or La Beaujoire, as popularly known is a well known stadium in Nantes. Home ground to the FC Nantes Football Club, this stadium sometime hosts rugby matches too. The French Football Team have played five times. once during the Euro 2007 qualifying match.
Le Pôle étudiant is the vibrant Student Center at the University of Nantes. It buzzes with activity round the year as diverse cultural programs and academic events are held here. The center opened in 2005 and has a capacity of about 600 people; it hosts theater shows, music concerts, film screenings, debates, discussions, exhibitions and so on. An excellent sound system and lighting makes the center one of the most sought after spaces for student activities. Enjoy snacks and cocktails at the center cafeteria. Call ahead for further information.
The Maison de la Culture de Loire-Atlantique, or city arts centre, offers a comprehensive programme that features classic and modern plays, dance performances and concerts by well-known musicians. The auditorium has seating for 880, with 50 seats set aside for last-minute theatre-goers who can buy their tickets 30 minutes before curtain-up. The Avant-scène bar-restaurant opens two hours before the start of each performance (booking is essential for dinner) and there's also a bookshop that stocks plays, novels, biographies, CDs and art magazines. Travel anywhere on the city's transport network is free when you show your ticket.
The open space near Boulevard des Pas Enchantés in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire is regularly used to host events in Magic Mirror tents. These specific tents are very ornamental and are set up by professionals to give a royal feel to the venue. The space is frequently host to Jazz concerts as well as concerts by Blues artists. The classy feel of the Magic Mirror tent makes this a delightful venue to enjoy an evening of Jazz.
This cutting-edge cultural centre has been in the former LU factory (famous little cakes) since 2000. Comprising a theatre/exhibition area, bar (with DJ every night), restaurant and art library, this space follows current artistic trends and puts on productions of dance, drama and music for audiences of up to 4000. The "Grenier du Siècle" section offers a snapshot of the 20th century: a transparent wall filled with tins containing miscellaneous objects brought by the public in 1999. These objects will be passed on to their descendants at 5pm in 2100!
Located just a few blocks away form the Place Royale and Graslin of Commerce, Salle Paul Fort is a place where all artists who love to perform would like to be. Though most of the music is restricted to contemporary music but they make attempts to spread the influence of music. There are two halls, The Great Hall and The Small Hall where the performers can play. The equipment and the supporting staff at the venue are known to aid the success of the performances.
La Bouche d'Air has been a melting pot of music for the people of Nantes since 1982. Welcoming artists who've not yet proved themselves is the mantra this venue follows. Old fashioned French music, jazz and blues, African percussion, Yiddish music and tango, are a few of the genres performed here. Not just confining themselves to melodies, La Bouche d'Air sporadically holds comedy nights, which see the locals in splits of uninhibited laughter and merriment.
Cité des Congrès Grande Halle, better known as the Great Hall/Mezzanine is a beautiful exhibition space located within the La Cité Internationale des Congrès. This brightly lit, well-maintained hall is accessible from the Lower Foyer as well as the Upper Foyer of the complex. Mostly used for art exhibitions and photographic displays, Grande Halle sometimes doubles up as a seminar or workshop venue too. Call for further details about the venue.
Situated within La Cite Internationale Des Congres, Auditorium 450 is an ideal venue for holding medium sized formal events. The sober interiors of this auditorium can accommodate about 456 people and can be reached through the Great Hall and the restaurant area. Equipped with the state-of-the-art facility, this auditorium can also be assimilated into one lecture room, 9 commission rooms and 6 office spaces.
As well as featuring established musicians, this well-known club (equipped with seating for 140 and standing room for 240) also makes sure it gives local artists a boost. Get a taste of the hot jazz on offer in intimate surroundings where frenetic sets and jam sessions are guaranteed! Tickets: 40F-110F (EUR 6-16.77), depending on the concert
La Compagnie du Café Theater lies in the heart of Nantes and is a spectacle in itself. The worn-out exteriors are juxtaposed brilliantly with flashy interiors and a vibrant ambiance. Evening theater shows at the venue are widely attended and applauded. Compagnie du Café Theater is also rented for seminars, conferences, cocktail parties and hordes of other business events. Multiple theater courses and workshops are also held here. The dinner theater every night, at Compagnie, is an attraction to drool over. Delicious refreshments and quality alcohol are also served. Visit website for a list of upcoming events.