Parks and gardens

Ile de Versailles

A place for relaxation and leisure since it was developed by the Dulieu-Soulard team in 1987, the île de Versailles was originally a marsh.

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.
Venue details & map
Facilites & accessibility
playground equipments4playground equipments4 4 CarouselCarousel ShelterShelter Picnic tablesPicnic tables Drinking waterDrinking water barbecuebarbecue RestaurantRestaurant Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets ToiletsToilets Enclosed gardenEnclosed garden Paddling poolsPaddling pools Spray mistersSpray misters No dogs allowedNo dogs allowed AnimalsAnimals

Garden games by age group

2 - 8 ans → 1 Spring

3 - 6 ans → 2 Spring + Climb

3 - 12 ans → 1 Module + Slide

* The park is accessible to people disabilities.
Opening times
Today Thursday
during Winter season opening 8:30 and closing 17:30.
Opening times the others days

Opening times: Maison de l'Erdre
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Permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Maison de l' Erdre


Guidigo on GoogleplayApple store
1- download the app for free
2- Search for Nantes to find tours of Nantes parks and gardens.
2- Click on the arrow in the top right-hand corner of the screen to find out where you are in the garden.
3- Enjoy the tour and accompanying games, even offline.
- Free WIFI access is available in the lower part of the garden.