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Nantes: near the castle, a car park will be transformed into a garden to become an island of freshness


In order to create a “fresh and vegetated” walk in the city center, the municipality will debit the Duchesse Anne parking lot and the Saint-André course. Delivery scheduled for fall 2025.

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Parking your vehicle right next to the castle of the Dukes of Brittany will no longer be possible in Nantes in the future.

The Duchesse Anne car park, which adjoins the historic building, will be transformed into a garden, announces Nantes Métropole in a press release.

The revegetation will be effective in the fall of 2025.

"Following a summer displaying temperature records, the City and the Metropolis have undertaken to debit an additional hectare with the creation of a cooling grid in the city center in order to connect the Erdre to the Loire"

. is it explained.

Evoking an

"ecological continuity"

, the community aims to create a


from the Bassin Ceineray to the Saint-Félix lock.

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2.3 million euros

To do this, it will undertake major work: in addition to transforming the Duchesse Anne car park into a garden on an estimated surface area of ​​3,700 m² of open ground, there are plans to revegetate and bring life to the Cours Saint-André (4,400 m²).

The cost of the project is estimated at 2.3 million euros.


“will make it possible to highlight the architectural heritage of this historic Nantes promenade”

, assures Nantes Métropole.

This operation is part of the "Full Earth Plan", supported by the Nantes metropolitan area.

This aims to build

“a more resilient city”

notably through the

“reconquest of nature on urban mineral surfaces”


By 2026, the city of Nantes has set itself the goal of transforming seven hectares into new open ground areas.

The six objectives of the "Full Earth Plan"

• Reduce urban heat islands through shade and evapotranspiration from trees;

• Fight against floods by promoting water infiltration;

• Create favorable conditions for biodiversity, by recreating a green and blue grid;

• Support the establishment of pedestrian streets and cycle paths;

• Develop the food resource through the planting of edible spaces;

• contribute to the mitigation of climate change through the storage of carbon in the soil

Source: lefigaro

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