Contemporary art along the Loire à Vélo  

  • Centre culturel La Fabrique sur l'Ile de Nantes © Franck Charel
  • CCCOD © C.Mouton CRT Centre Val de Loire

As you cycle, why not discover some contemporary art? Exhibitions, events, meetings with artists... Contemporary art will astound and surprise you and raise plenty of questions!  

FRAC Centre in Orléans

In an innovatively designed building just a stone’s throw from the city centre, Les Turbulences – Frac Centre hosts an annual programme exhibitions and events for all audiences. Art, architecture and design rub shoulders with other artistic disciplines such as music, cinema and theatre.

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Fondation du Doute in Blois

Designed by artist Ben, known in particular for his “writing paintings”, the Fondation du Doute will be open to visitors from 2 July 2022. No doubt you will be astounded by the new scenography and works!

Art Season at the Regional Domain of Chaumont

The Regional Domain of Chaumont-sur-Loire is an Arts and Nature Centre that unveils a new Art Season every year, with art works installed throughout the grounds. In 2022, the new digital gallery in the East wing of the château will display works by major contemporary artists and offer visitors a unique experience of aesthetic immersion.

Olivier Debré Contemporary Art Centre (CCCOD) in Tours

Why not leave your bike and explore the Olivier Debré Contemporary Art Centre? Just a stone’s throw from the Loire, this lively venue and place for sharing and meeting holds regular exhibitions to open up art and the work of numerous artists to visitors.

Street Art Park at the château in Candes-Saint-Martin

In Candes-Saint-Martin, listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, the Château of Môh and its immense park celebrate Street Art! This open-air urban museum hosts several artist residencies each year, allowing them to give free rein to their imagination and leading to some amazing and highly colourful creations!

Art & Language at the Château of Montsoreau

Housed in a Loire château open all year round, the Montsoreau Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to discover the world’s largest collection of Art & Language works. The museum exhibits the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of a vast artist collective, offering the opportunity to (re)discover a unique creative venue.

Art&Language © Leonard de Serres

Street Art in Angers

Launched in 2016 by the city of Angers, the Echappées d’Art project brings together French and foreign artists who specialise in street art. Take this unique trail accessible to all to discover or rediscover the capital of Anjou in a new shade of colours, with works that won’t fail to surprise you during your visit!

FRAC at the Banana Warehouse in Nantes

Ideally located in the Banana Warehouse on the Ile de Nantes, the FRAC des Pays de la Loire hosts an broad annual programme of contemporary art exhibitions in the HAB Galerie. Nationally and internationally renowned artists unveil numerous collections, occasionally interspersed with a range of artistic events such as theatre, dance, music and poetry.

Perennial Estuary art works right up to the Ocean

From Nantes to Saint-Nazaire, the works of the Perennial Estuary Art Trail are unmissable features of the Loire landscape. By bike, discover twenty or so artistic creations that are as unusual as they are strange, such as the famous The Settlers in Bouguenais, La Maison dans la Loire in Couëron, Villa Cheminée in Cordemais and Serpent d’Océan in Saint-Brévin-les-Pins.

Villa Cheminée © Franck Charel

Street Art in Saint-Nazaire

In the past few years, Saint-Nazaire has become an important street art destination. With over 70 works located all over the city, you can embark on a vast artistic trail starting at the train station and accessible by bike. The perfect way to discover the port city from a different angle!