Stimulate your curiosity !

Université de Nantes has a student life policy based on personal and civic development and a sense of belonging.


Arts programming throughout the year :
  • see a show at the University Theatre,
  • listen to poets and philosophers on campus, enjoy music at the Folle Journée, Utopik, or the national orchestra and concerts at the Pôle étudiant,
  • enjoy works of art at the FRAC (Regional Contemporary Art Museum) and the Museum of Fine Arts)
  • exhibit your photographic talents at the Temps d'Exposition


  • Participate in cultural workshops with artists (UED Culture and Initiatives) and get involved in student associations on campus (numerous associations and clubs at Université de Nantes in a variety of fields : culture, sports, media, solidarity, international and more)
  • Participate in the APPUIS program, which provides support for your stage projects (dance, theatre, street theatre, performance, poetry readings), offered by Université de Nantes and the University Theatre.


We welcome your initiatives and projects ! The university is happy to provide support. Contact the Student Life Office (DVE) for assistance : Starting an association, administrative procedures, getting financing and more.

Contact :


Théâtre de la Lune Vague, 62 rue Marcel Sembant, tel. +33 (0)2 40 70 33 82

Association Cassiopée, Maison du Peuple, tel. +33 (0)6 76 82 42 40
Training courses,  show production

Ecole Nationale de Musique, 24 rue du commandant Gâté, tel. +33 (0)2 40 00 79 90

Activities proposed by the University (SUAPS)
Dancing school, 100 bâtiment centre République, tel. +33 (0)2 40 22 10 90

La Roche-sur-Yon

The association "Bouge ta Fac" was created by a group of friends who wanted to improve campus life in la Courtaisière. The association organises different activities and offers benefits to students: a membership card offers you reduced rates in different shops in La Roche-sur-Yon

For further information: +33 (0)2 51 45 93 85 / You can also visit the Maison du monde et du citoyen 17 rue Roger Salengro, tel. +33 (0)2 51 47 50 00 - mail


The University Theatre (TU)

The University Theatre of Nantes, right in the heart of the university campus at Petit-Port, stages some 70 events each season as well as several workshops and courses. It is also a friendly meeting place and café between midday and 3pm (concerts, performances, exhibitions). Each year in April, the university festival gives students the opportunity to put on their own performances.

TU de Nantes - chemin de la Censive du tertre - tel.02 40 14 12 79 (tram, ligne 2, Petit-Port / Facultés).


The Choir of the university of Nantes (CUN) meets once a week for rehearsals and performs many times during the year. Memberships starts from the end of September. For further information, contact Flora Ménard

The Symphony Orchestra of the university of Nantes (OSUN), plays both classical and contemporary music. Concerts are held throughout the year. Rehearsals weekly at the University Theatre.
Information : Association Musicampus, tel. +33 (0)2 51 72 02 14

University Big Band plays jazz. Concerts are held throughout the year , usually at the university theatre. For further information : tel. +33 (0)2 51 72 10 12


International Film Festivals
Every year, many international film festivals are held at the university, in collaboration with the Katorza cinema, the International Language Centre and other cultural centres.
These festivals include German, British and Russian film festivals, a week of Arabic films, Spanish films, as well as a week of Portuguese-speaking and Italian cinema.
For further information, contact the Cultural service of the university (tel: +33 (0)2 40 35 07 31, see details p. 62) or the International Language Centre (tel. +33 (0)2 40 14 10 09)

Numerous other festivals take place during the year:

  • Les Folles Journées highlights the work of one composer for a few days in February (tel. +33 (0)2 51 88 20 00)

  • Carnavalesque night procession : end of March

  • Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre (end of August - beginning of September) is a musical festival (tel. +33 (0)2 40 41 55 08) 

  • Le Festival des 3 continents (November -December) is an international film festival (tel. +33 (0)2 40 69 74 14)


Museum of Art (Musée des Beaux arts)
10 rue Georges Clémenceau -Tel. +33 (0)2 51 17 45 00 - Website
Wednesdays to Mondays:10am-6pm, closes at 8pm on Fridays - Reduced rate for 18-26

Museum of Natural History (Musée d'Histoire naturelle)
12 rue Voltaire-Tel. +33 (0)2 40 99 26 2 - Website
Wednesdays to Mondays:10am-6pm. Reduced rate for 18-26 (€1.60)

Castle of the duke of Brittany (Château des ducs de Bretagne)
4 place Marc Elder-Tel. +33 (0)2 51 17 49 00 - Website

Jules Verne Museum
3 rue de l'Hermitage - Tel. +33 (0)2 40 69 72 52 - Website
Wednesdays to Mondays: 10am-12am / 2pm-5pm. Opens at 2pm on Sundays.

8 rue des Acadiens - Tel. +33 (0)2 40 73 99 23 - Website
Mondays to Fridays, representations at 10.30am, 2.15pm and 3.45pm. On Sundays, representation at 3pm and 4.30pm.

Museum of printing (Musée de l'imprimerie)
24 quai de la Fosse - Tel. +33 (0)2 40 73 26 55 - Website
Mondays to Saturdays : 10am to12am / 2pm to 5.30pm

Museum Thomas Dobrée/Archaeological Museum
Closed until 2015 - Website