Ile de Versailles
In order to lay out the Nantes to Brest canal, work to clear the river saw the island created in 1831. It was then the headquarters of several small craft businesses: ship builders and repairers, mechanics, etc. These businesses fell into decline from the 1950s onwards.The heart of the island is home to a Japanese-inspired tea garden. It reveals to walkers landscapes which are renewed step by step and as the seasons progress. Based in the traditional tea house, the Maison de l’Erdre, there is an opportunity to discover the plants and fish which live in the Erdre, with around twenty fish species in aquariums. Nantes' sailing and water sports activities are based around the island. The quays are very busy as soon as the sun comes out, even more so at the end of August and start of September when music lovers who have come to the Rendez-vous de l’Erdre jazz festival take over the banks.
Facilites & accessibility
Garden games by age group
2 - 8 ans → Spring
3 - 6 ans → Spring + Climb
3 - 12 ans → Module + Slide
during Summer season opening 8:30 and closing 20:.
Opening times: Maison de l'Erdre
Fermeture du pont d'accès à l'Ile de Versailles pour une durée de huit semaines , du 11 septembre au 6 novembre.