Cultural outings: what to do in Nantes and its surroundings on the weekend of December 10-11?

Classical music concert, festive entertainment around Christmas… Le Figaro gives you some ideas for outings to do this weekend in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) and the surrounding area.

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On this second weekend of December, Le Figaro has selected for you a list of events to discover In Nantes and in the rest of Loire-Atlantique. From a fun visit to a major Nantes monument to a classical music concert, to the magical illuminations, there is something for everyone.

A night at the Château

Saturday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., children and their parents are invited to the famous Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. They will have the opportunity to discover the monument in a fun way, accompanied by elves, musicians, or even Santa Claus. Games, cartoons or even mini-concerts are also on the program. Admission is free, within the limit of available places, but an arrival from 3 p.m. or after 6 p.m. is recommended, due to the traditionally high crowds.

A Christmas Hike

On Saturday, the FFRandonnée Loire-Atlantique invites residents to its 22nd edition of the Christmas Hike. The start is given at 6 p.m. in Nantes, at the Talensac Market, where the brass band “Le Grand Machin Chose” will offer entertainment in the company of stilt walkers. The event is free. Supplies, hot drinks and soups will be distributed to the motivated. The 5km course passes in particular by the banks of the Loire, Place Graslin, the General Audibert bridge, the Bouffay district, to end at Place Félix Fournier. An ideal sporting route to warm up in this period of great cold.

A game in virtual reality

This Friday, a new room virtual reality opened in the center. The opportunity to go for a walk with friends or family. Helmet on the eyes and remote controls in the hands, the adventure proposed by Virtual Room resembles a virtual escape game. Equipped with a headset and remote controls in hand, players have 45 minutes to complete a mission. See you Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., or Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 14 Rue du Chapeau Rouge, in Nantes. Reservations are made online.

The illuminations of La Baule

As of this Saturday, the City of La Baule-Escoublac reiterates its traditional animation. Place de la Victoire, the ice rink and the toboggan run will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Magical Christmas. Be careful not to forget your pair of gloves. Admission costs 1 euro. At the same time, the Enchanted Christmas with Animals will take place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Bois des Aulnes, with mini-shows. Chapelle Sainte-Anne, the “Doodle Mania” exhibition continues and takes visitors into the world of the artist PMH. This creates patterns and shapes that intertwine on walls, objects or canvases.

A symphony concert

After the concert of the children of the Conservatory last Sundayinstead of a representation of Nantes University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stéphane Oster. At 5 p.m., Sunday, at the Saint-Dominique de Nantes church, 50 rue des Renards, the musicians will perform the Slavic March by Tchaikovsky, Pump and Circumstance by Edward Elgar, The ice skaters by Emile Waldteufel or even The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Phillip Sousa. Prices are between 8 and 12 euros.

Also note, for football fans, the France-England match on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Find a list of bars in Nantes where the event will be broadcast.

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Cultural outings: what to do in Nantes and its surroundings on the weekend of December 10-11?


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