Le lieu unique, Nantes

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The lieu unique is the national center for contemporary arts and music venue in Nantes, France. Opened on January 1, 2000, it is housed in a former biscuit factory at the center of the city. It was founded by Jean Blaise and is now directed (since January 2011), by Patrick Gyger.PresentationScène nationale of Nantes, the lieu unique is a space for artistic exploration, cultural effervescence and conviviality. It mixes genres, cultures and publics. It heralds a spirit for curiosity in the different areas of arts: visual arts, theater, dance, circus, music, literature, philosophy, architecture and cuisine.A place for meddling, the lieu unique is the home, next to the spaces dedicated to creation, of a bar, a restaurant, a bookstore, a hammam, a day nursery and a gift shop. The iconic tower of the former factory, with a view on the city, can also be visited.
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  • 45 minutes wait for a cocktail and a beer. A lukewarm beer and not the right one. I live in Nantes, it's the last time I go there.  more »
  • This is built on the factory that used to make biscuits. I think it's been modernised but it was still an interesting facade  more »
  • Very interesting and modern art center, I went with my classmates and professor. I was amazed by the idea behind each art piece, made me think a lot about human beings. Merci pour la visit.
  • Quirky art and performance space in a disused biscuit factory a short walk from train station and chateau. Another example of Nantes creativity and imagination.
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