Island of Nantes
On the Loire, between the arms of the Madeleine and Pirmil, stretches the island of Nantes. This is also called Beaulieu Island and is one of the eleven districts of Nantes. It is mainly known for hosting the Parc des Chantiers, where you can find the famous Machines de l'Île, a key attraction of the city. The Île de Nantes is also a pleasant destination for a walk that will take you to the Hangar à Bananes or the Jardin des Fonderies, two unmissable sites.
If the city of Nantes offers a rich medieval heritage, the Île de Nantes is dotted with a contemporary architectural heritage that recalls its vocation as the “city of tomorrow”, connected and innovative. A veritable open-air urban laboratory, the Île de Nantes invents and reinvents itself on a daily basis.