Giant snake on the ferry landing

The landing stage...

It is very pleasant to offer yourself this mini cruise from one bank to the other of the Loire, on this ferry which, every 15 minutes, makes the crossing. And, on Sunday mornings, in this magnificent setting of the banks of the Loire, on the Indre side, you can also stroll around the market where you will find many local producers...
And, of course, you will see the pier. And there...


Red serpentine

And there, some people grumble and grumble, wondering why this huge red pipe was installed there... and others, intrigued, amused, admiring, let the red serpentine suck their imagination...
40 meters long, it comes out of the river, crawls on the pier, and stands up, mouth open!
The father of this creature is Jimmie Durham, a flamboyant artist, whose work you will find a summary of on the "voyage à Nantes" website.


Artistic tour in the surroundings
In the surroundings, you can go and observe the incessant movement of Roman Signer's "pendulum", in Trentemoult, or the set of sculptures of animals that colonize three trees, "the settlers" of Sarah Sze, in Port-Lavigne, Bouguenais, or "Did I miss something?", the creations of Jeppe Hein, in Saint-Jean de Boiseau, or "the soft boat" of Erwin Wurm in the Canal de la Martinière...
I have collected the corresponding Internet addresses, all taken from the remarkable site of the "Voyage à Nantes".


Serpentine Rouge
Rue du bac
44610 Indre
Phone : 02 40 75 75 07



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La Loire

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L’ouvrage propose un voyage thématique du long des rives de la Loire en mettant en lumière son patrimoine culturel et architectural, l’histoire de ce territoire, sa topographie, la richesse de son paysage, haut en couleurs... Le texte mêle descriptions actuelles et anecdotes historiques, sur la route des vins, les îles, les ponts et les villes croisés sur le chemin - Saumur, Nantes, Saint-Nazaire
Le sentier des douaniers Bretagne sud

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De la baie de Douarnenez à l'estuaire de la Loire- 30 balades familiales pour se promeder sur le sentier des douaniers en quête de nature et de patrimoine.- Les côtes de 3 départements visités :Le Finistère (13 balades), le Morbihan (13 balades) et la Loire-Atlantique (4 balades).- Une carte générale et une carte détaillée par balade pour le confort du promeneur.- Des informations pratiques (durée, distance, accès au départ).- Des encadrés touristiques au fil des balades (espaces naturels, faune et flores sauvages...)

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