On the western tip of the Isle of Nantes, on the Loire, La Cantine du Voyage is a temporary restaurant, bar and social centre for this summer's Voyage a Nantes.
The restaurant hosts a revolving door of guest chiefs that work with ultra local ingredients - most of which come from within 200km of Nantes.
It is a convivial place that can hold quite a few people (capacity for 300). The interior was designed by two particularly creative Dutch designers: Kia Kubic and Douwe Hoekstra – it is worthy to note that Hoekstra works for Atelier Van Lieshout (L’Absence).
For the Cantine de Nantes they also imagined a custom-built spit roast and state-of-the-art barbecues to cook chicken and other poultry, whole hams, or fish skewers – depending on what is available at the farmer’s markets. It is also a place to relax: petanque terrains and table football are available for free!