We discovered the small ancient village of fishermen called Trentemoult. Located south of Nantes with easy access by the Navibus from stop Gare Maritime in Nantes. Here we are in an ancient group of islands. Trentemoult, however, gathered the majority of the population, and its name was commonly used to refer all Rézé Islands.
It is a place for a pleasant stroll, a stop for something to eat and drink. A place to enjoy and unwind with family and friends, to chat and observe the ever changing Loire under the sunset.
The residents have created a stunningly picturesque community with narrow and intriguing alleyways, colour houses, and small restaurants with music and dancing. The Nantes residents come to get away from city life.
The ancient village of Trentemoult lies in the suburbs of Rézé, which stretches along the south of Nantes. It’s here that Jules Verne’s fictionary captain character lived.
Eating in Trentemoult
21 Quai Marcel Boissard Trentemoult
t: 33 (0)2 40 75 46 60
The view of the Loire with Nantes in the background is one of the reasons to visit this open-air restaurant by the water in Trentemoult (Rezé). LA Civelle translate into English means baby eels. That was the local speciality many many years ago.
What to expect on the menu: lobster, scallops, tiger prawns, langoustines or cuttlefish; fresh cod steaks, vegetables, wild rice and diced vegetables. For the meat eaters crème de Serrano (ham) or filet of lamb, red meats including delicious steak tartare. All this served up in a décor of untreated wood and industrial lamps. Excellent selection of grands crus wines. It gets very lively around meal times.
|White fish from the Loire, vegetables and butter sauce - light and delectable perfect for a lunch by the Loire|
|Steak Tartare and chips|
|Cafe Gourmand at La Civelle|
|This is gâteau Nantais : egg-less mixture of sugar, almonds, butter and Antilles rum- there's a lot of alcohol in this cake! So much so that it keeps in the cupboard for a month I was told!|
|Show stopper : Les Traditionnelles Profiteroles de Trentemoult - choux, ice cream, Chantilly, and hot chocolate - you can't go wrong with this dessert!|
How to get to Trentemoult
The Navibus Loire provides a smooth and scenic crossing on the Loire. The boat leaves every 20 minutes (every 10 minutes in the rush hour) – crossing time: 10 minutes.
Single ticket 1,60€ (validity: one hour)
Free for Pass Nantes card holders
Until next time why not join me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook…X
Disclosure: I was a guest of Pays de La Loire Tourism Board and ATOUT FRANCE on this trip. All views are my own.